Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'
Description: A dense, fastigiate, small deciduous tree with smooth grey bark. Throughout the summer the startling, bright leaves turn slowly to mid-green and then bronze and yellow in the autumn. The Golden Fastigiate, as it is more commonly known, is an ideal variety for brightening up a dark corner. Will grow well in chalk, but avoid wet and/or heavy clay soils. For better colour grow in partial shade. Prune late winter early spring if needed. Contrasts well when planted in conjunction with Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple.
History: A seedling of “Dawyck” raised in 1969 by J.R.P van Hoey-Smith at the Trompenburg Arboretum, Holland. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Fagus Growing Tips: They will grow in most soils provided they are not waterlogged, and will tolerate most sites except coastal. They prefer full sun or partial shade.
Height and Spread (after 20 years): 10m x 3m