Fagus sylvatica--European Beech
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7
Height: 55 ft
Spread: 55 ft
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: less than 12 inches
Comments: European Beech grows slowly and prefers a sunny location and a moist, light soil. The main ornamental features are smooth, gray bark and the shape of the tree. Various cultivars offer variety in the form of foliage color.
'Roseo-marginata' ('Tricolor') - The Tricolor Beech has dramatic purple
leaves with irregular green and pink markings. Grow this variety in partial shade. Its extra-slow growth makes it a wonderful
accent in smaller gardens as well as large open spaces.
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