Tricolor European Beech
Tricolor European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'Item #3578 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
Striking foliage is purple with irregular creamy pink and rose-colored margins. A stunning specimen tree with an overall pink effect that will be a wonderful addition to the landscape. Not recommended for hot, dry areas. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 25 to 35 ft. tall, 18 to 25 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka TRYE-kol-orPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 25 to 35 ft. tall, 18 to 25 ft. wide.Foliage color:PurpleBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.Design IdeasThis is the ideal purple-pink Beech for smaller city lots. Use it for shade, along an entry drive or as a street tree. Very cold hardy, the Beech can be both an accent among evergreens or planted in a grove and its color will be perceptible from a distance. Majestic and well formed, it's a great front-yard statement for larger homesites with traditional architecture.Companion PlantsMaidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Lilac (Syringa); Weigela (Weigela); Dove Tree (Davidia); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationHighly adaptable to a wide range of soil types, providing it is well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Seldom needs pruning.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This vividly colored tree was introduced in 1888. Its ancestry includes the copper beech which explains its rich bronze coloring. The genus was classified by Linnaeus under its ancient European Latin name, fagus, which includes about ten cultivated species and innumerable varieties and clones. Its primary ancestor, A. sylvatic is a forest tree native to central and southern Europe, which was introduced into North American in colonial times.Lore:In ancient Britain, many beech trees were pollarded to create a crop of straight poles out of reach of deer.