Fagus Sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold' (Golden Fastigiate Beech)
|Species||:||Fagus Sylvatica Dawyck Gold|
|Common Name(s)||:||Golden Fastigiate Beech|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Yellow Foliage|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
A golden-leaved form of the Fastigiate Beech.
A golden-leaved form of the Fastigiate Beech. It is thought to be a seedling cross between Fagus sylvatica Dawyck and Fagus sylvatica Zlatia and was raised by JRP van Hoey-Smith in 1969.
A real architectural beauty and winner of the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
A fairly large, columnar tree, which looks good from spring right through to autumn.
In spring the leaves are golden yellow, turning pale green in summer before reverting to a golden yellow in autumn.
It looks especially attractive planted against a dark background and is good as a specimen in parks and as a verge tree.
Beech thrives just about anywhere other than exposed and coastal locations.
As it is shallow rooted, under planting is not recommended.
It does well in most reasonably fertile, well drained soils, except heavy clay or light sand.
Mature height: 15-20m