Fagus engleriana Fagus

Fagus

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.

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Autumn colour

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