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FAGUS

Commonly known as Beech

Genus of 10 species of deciduous trees widely distributed in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

A tree whose leaf arrangement produces dense shade.

Generally accepted as native in southeastern UK and introduced further north and west.

Used to smoke Westphalian ham and in fermentation tanks for Budweiser beer.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval to elliptic-oblong coarsely to finely toothed leaves.
  • Tree - flowers appear with the leaves. Males are in spherical heads, females in pairs within 4-lobed bracts which develop into cupules containing nuts.
  • Full sun - for best colour in purple beeches.
  • Partial shade - for yellow-leaved.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - except for sylvatica require long, warm summers to thrive.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, bark scales, powdery mildew, beech bark disease, fungi.
  • Place of origin - northern hemisphere.
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
  • Tolerates all - tolerant of a wide range of well drained soils including chalk.

Buy Varieties of FAGUS

FAGUS longipetiolata

FAGUS longipetiolata  >


Commonly known as: Beech.
More tapered leaves than our native beech, bronze new growth and turning coppery-brown in autumn
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

FAGUS orientalis

FAGUS orientalis  >


Commonly known as: Oriental beech.
Larger ovate leaves than our native beech and a zig-zag habit to the new growth. Good yellow autumn colour
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

FAGUS sylvatica   AWARD

FAGUS sylvatica  >


Commonly known as: Common beech, Green beech.
Available NOV-FEB only
Multibuy
open ground 2-3ft individually £5.00 each, 10+ £3.50 each
Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020 - These plants are currently unavailable but will be dispatched in November/December
Multibuy
pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £7.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

FAGUS sylvatica 'Dawyck'  AWARD

FAGUS sylvatica 'Dawyck'  >


Commonly known as: Dawyck beech.
Flame-shaped beech
Grafted £35.00 each

FAGUS sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'  AWARD

FAGUS sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Golden Dawyck beech.
Compact and columnar growth with yellow-green young foliage turning green
Grafted £35.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

FAGUS sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'  AWARD

FAGUS sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'  >


Commonly known as: Purple Dawyck beech.
Narrow and upright habit with deep purple foliage
Grafted £35.00 each

FAGUS sylvatica 'Pendula'  AWARD

FAGUS sylvatica 'Pendula'  >


Commonly known as: Weeping beech.
Vigorous grower with pendulous branches
Grafted £35.00 each

FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea'

FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea'  >


Commonly known as: Purple beech.
Multibuy
Pot grown Small individually £9.50 each, 10+ £8.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'

FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'  >


Commonly known as: Weeping purple beech.
Weeping purple beech
Grafted £35.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'

FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'  >


Commonly known as: Three-coloured beech.
Leaves edged with an irregular pink border
Grafted £35.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

FAGUS sylvatica 'Riversii'  AWARD

FAGUS sylvatica 'Riversii'  >


Commonly known as: Rivers' purple beech.
Leaves of a very deep purple
Grafted £35.00 each

FAGUS sylvatica 'Rohanii'

FAGUS sylvatica 'Rohanii'  >


Commonly known as: Purple fern-leaf beech.
Purple fern leaf beech
Grafted £40.00 each

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