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Fagus engleriana

Fagus engleriana

Beech

Description: Native Chinese Beech which slowly makes a fine small, specimen tree to approx 25ft. Elegant, glabrous leaves with a blue cast when young, longer than those of native Beech: fruiting masts also have longer stalks. Coppery-yellow Autumn foliage colour. Hardy.

Fagus Growing Tips: They will grow in most soils provided they are not waterlogged, and will tolerate most sites except coastal.

History: Native to China. Discovered by Henry and introduced by Ernest Wilson to the Arnold Arboretum in 1907 and thence to Kew in 1911.

General attributes

Text Green Foliage

Ornamental attributes

Autumn colour Autumn colour
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site