European Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 40 ft plus
Plant Spread: 40 ft plus
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: edged in pink
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Edible to people
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Shade Tree
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Stratify seeds
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
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Grafting
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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ID needed. by Whip1 Jun 4, 2019 5:37 PM 2
What kind of plant? by Maisy1 Jul 26, 2018 11:06 AM 3
Ornamental tree with pink leaves ID. by Araceae Jul 9, 2018 4:01 PM 4
Banner for September 12, 2012 by BookerC1 by BookerC1 Nov 26, 2012 8:48 AM 9

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