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Fagus sylvatica - 'Riversii' (Fagus, Beech)

Fagus  sylvatica - 'Riversii' (Fagus, Beech)
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Type Tree, Hedging & Screening, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Purple Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Fagus sylvatica - Cultivation Notes

Tolerating full sun or partial shade, this Euphorbia will flourish in dry thin soils such as chalk, as well as humus rich moist soils. Cut back dead flowers after flowering - but beware of toxic sap.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fagus sylvatica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary

Weaknesses of Fagus sylvatica

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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