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Tricolor European Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'

Pronunciation: FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka TRYE-kol-or
SKU #03578

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Description 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.
Light Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 25 to 35 ft. tall, 18 to 25 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color
Growth Rate Slow
Design Ideas This 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.
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Lilac (Syringa); Weigela (Weigela); Dove Tree (Davidia); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
Care Highly 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.
Lore In ancient Britain, many beech trees were pollarded to create a crop of straight poles out of reach of deer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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