Tricolor European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka TRYE-kol-or|
|Lore||In ancient Britain, many beech trees were pollarded to create a crop of straight poles out of reach of deer.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 25 to 35 ft. tall, 18 to 25 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 7