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Fagus heterophylla

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Fagus heterophylla - Cultivation Notes

This large native tree is both hardy and tolerant! Flourishing on any well drained soil (avoid heavy clays mind) Fagus makes a great hedge if trimmed twice yearly. Plant in full sun in autumn, but be warned Beech gets big!

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fagus heterophylla:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Weaknesses of Fagus heterophylla

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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bushes and trees for fast growing screening
architectural plants
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