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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 40 feet
Plant Spread: 10 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Burgundy
Fruit: Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Other: Edible to people
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Depth to plant seed: 1 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds are short viable, best to sow direct after ripening
Pollinators: Wind

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Common names
  • Columnar European Beech
Also sold as:
  • Red Obelisk

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