Tricolor European Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'

SKU
03578
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationFA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka TRYE-kol-or
LoreIn ancient Britain, many beech trees were pollarded to create a crop of straight poles out of reach of deer.
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 25 to 35 ft. tall, 18 to 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMaidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Lilac (Syringa); Weigela (Weigela); Dove Tree (Davidia); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

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

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