Tricolor European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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