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Fagus sylvatica Dawyck

Upright Beech, Dawyck Beech

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Fagus sylvatica Dawyck is an upright form of the Common Beech, Fagus sylvatica.

This tree has a number of the great qualities of its parent, most notably green glossy foliage that turns to golden brown in the autumn time.

The significant difference with this species is the crown shape, which is tightly columnar, forming a distinctive flame shape as it matures. When mature this medium to large tree seldom reaches more than 3m wide. Fagus sylvatica Dawyck originated in Scotland, winning the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Wonderful specimens of this architectural beauty can be seen planted in the University Colleges in Cambridge. It is a tough tree, like its parent, and will thrive just about anywhere, but does not do well in exposed or coastal conditions.

This tree is best suited to reasonably fertile and well drained soils but does not perform well on heavy clay or light sand and being a shallow rooted tree we do not recommend under-planting. This super architectural tree is an absolute beauty, albeit with a rather ugly name! It is best suited to specimen planting in parks and large gardens and is a nice choice for avenue planting where rigid uniformity is required.

Although it is a narrow tree, the large eventual height for this specimen should be considered and thus it is not recommended for planting in very small gardens or areas where space is limited. It is a great choice to compliment other trees of regular shape and is a welcome addition to planting schemes which require structure and consistency.

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Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Chalk/Alkaline, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.