Red Obelisk European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'
Water regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide; reaches 40 ft. tall with age.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
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