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Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Medium

A captivating cultivar of the common European beech tree. Renowned for its unique foliage, this variety showcases a distinctive and eye-catching appearance that distinguishes it from other members of the species.

The Fern-leaved beech is characterised by its feathery light and slender leaves, which are the focal point of its charm. Leaves are deeply incised and resemble the fronts of the Asplenium fern, hence its name. Lobes of the leaves are finely dissected, creating a lace-like texture that adds an air of elegance to the tree.

During spring, the Fern-leaved beech exhibits a display of lime-green leaves, gradually transitioning to rich, dark green as summer arrives. In autumn, the foliage will become vibrant shades of golden-yellow and orange, creating a spectacular spectacle of colour in the landscape.

A low maintenance, unique and beautiful tree, that adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. This cultivar is particularly sought after by garden designers, and landscapers.

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Size

Medium

10m high x 7m wide after 25 years

Environment

Great for large gardens, parks and arboretums. A good street tree.

Canopy

Broadly pyramidal to oval crown. The bark of the tree is smooth and grey.

Foliage

Feathery light and slender leaves which are deeply incised. Lobes of the leaves are finely dissected, creating a lace-like texture.

Flowers

In late spring, small yellow-green flowers emerge.

Fruit

Brown beechnuts which are encased in prickly bracts. These are triangular and edible.

Resilience

Likes full sun or partial shade. Grows well in chalk, clay, loam, or sand, if it is moist and well-drained. Deer tolerant.

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