Red Obelisk European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'
Pronunciation: FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
|Description||A handsome, columnar, specimen tree with deep purple, crinkled foliage all season long. Its slow growth and naturally narrow form make it an ideal low maintenance tree for residential landscapes. Adds striking vertical interest to larger areas. Its smooth silver bark is an attractive element in winter scapes. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; reaches 40 ft. tall with age.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Companion Plants||Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Lilac (Syringa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Dove Tree (Davidia); Weigela (Weigela)|
|Care||Highly adaptable to a wide range of soil types, providing it is deep and well-drained; does not tolerate heavy, water-logged soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Seldom needs pruning.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.