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Fagus sylvatica - Dawyck Gold (Dawyck Gold, Fagus)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Column-Shaped, Architectural Form
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Fagus sylvatica - 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 sylvatica:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Fagus sylvatica

  • Invasive top growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Fagus sylvatica:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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