Shade and Ornamental Trees: Fagus (Beech)

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Fagus crenata

Japanese Beech has a large, rounded crown with silky green, dentate leaves 5 to 8cm long. Smooth, light gray bark

Fagus sylvatica fastigiata 'Icefire'

Specimen Trees introduction. Narrow upright form of Fagus sylvatica. Finely branched medium szied green leaves, turning golden yellow in the fall. Leaves persistant throughout the winter. Excellent for screening.

Fagus orientalis 'Iskander'

Iskander, a rare selection of the Asian Beech, has a narrow columnar form and attractive rounded green foliage that will turn coppery to butter-yellow in fall. Dead leaves will remain on the tree for a long time. Considered to be the" improved Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyckii'" with foliage more heat and drought tolerant.

Fagus sylvatica 'Ansorgei'

Ansorgei Beech is a shrubby form of Beech originally discovered in Germany in 1884 but almost lost to cultivation. Ideal for smaller gardens, but hard to find! Foliage is very narrow, lanceolate and has a great dark purple color. Very rare!

Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'

Fern Leaved Beech is a strong, pyramidal shaped tree, with horizontal branching. Very beautiful, deep-cut, serrated leaf gives a fern-like appearance.

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyckii'

Dawyck Beech is a tall, narrow, upright, columnar tree with green foliage, broadening in maturity.

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyckii Gold'

Golden Dawyck Beech has a narrow columnar habit with golden new growth. Mature leaves are deep green turning gold again in fall.

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyckii Purple'

Purple Dawyck Beech is similar to Dawyck Gold but with purple foliage and a growth habit which is slightly more narrow. Slower to caliper than F.dawyckii 'Gold'.

Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula'

Weeping Beech has an excellent weeping form; weeping gracefully from an irregular upright trunk, the long branches reaching to the ground with dark, shiny, green leaves. Will grow wider than high if not staked. No two trees are the same.

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

Weeping Purple Fountain Beech growth is narrow, weeping and upright with a central leader needing no staking. Was found as a seedling of F. sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula' but gets taller and not as wide; foliage not as dark as the parent.

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

Copper or Purple Beech is a very large, upright, full-crowned tree covered with purple-copper foliage, which fades to a purplish-green with time. Leaves may turn from (dark) purple-copper in spring to copper-green in late summer, changing to copper brown in the fall and remaining on the tree well into winter, through spring bud flush!

Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'

Red Obelisk Purple Beech* is a tall, compact, narrow form (much like Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyckii Purple', but slower growing). Dark red-purple leaves are slightly dissected, wavy, almost sawtooth-like. Foliage at branch tips is bright red, turning purple. This creates an interesting effect. Smooth, silvery bark, darkens with age. *Very similar to, and often confused with Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'.

Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'

Rohan Purple Beech* is an upright growing variety with a nodding top. The purple wavy-edged lobed new foliage will become less cut when maturing. Fades to dark green in summer heat. Resistant to woolly aphid. *Very similar to, and often confused with Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'.

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'

Rivers Purple Beech is a very popular purple beech which differs from other purple Beeches in that new leaves are almost black in appearance as they emerge and hold their deep purple colour through the summer months, but eventually will turn purplish-green. Fall colour is copper. Beautiful, smooth, silver-gray bark adds winter interest.

Fagus sylvatica 'Roseo-Marginata'

Roseo-Marginata (aka Tricolor Beech) is a smaller beech with striking variegation. Purple leaves with irregular rose and pinkish-cream margins. Variegation is better in light shade.

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia'

Roundleaf Beech has a strong upright branched habit, creating a columnar shaped tree. Deep, dark green distinctively round, small leaves turn yellow to orange-brown in fall and are held on well into the winter months.

Fagus sylvatica 'Swat Magret'

Swat Magret European Beech is similar to Riversii, but with attractive larger leaves (to 10cm) which appear 8 to 10 days earlier, and hold their deep dark purple colour longer into the fall.

Fagus sylvatica

European Beech is a dense, pyramidal tree. Its dark green, glossy leaves turn golden-copper in fall and hang on to tree well into winter, through to spring flush. Has three sided nuts. Smooth gray bark adds winter interest.

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'

Zlatia is an eye-catching golden beech discovered in Serbia. (zlato means "golden" in Serbian). Its soft golden-yellow foliage darkens to a yellow green as they mature. Smooth, silver bark.