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Jan 21, 2020 4:43 AM CST
Malmö, Sweden
The database here is very helpful in propagating the European Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia') by use of seeds. Should I assume - by default - that the seeds of this tree will be true to its' type, ie. an Asplenifolia? I am asking because I collected a seedling that was naturally propagated by seed from the parent Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia' which is growing above it. This seedling (about 2 years old perhaps) is stunted from being chopped off during garden care but it is alive and it does have foliage. The leaves, however, are ovate, not "fern-like". Can I expect the leaves to display the 'asplenifolia' configuration once it grows larger or is there a possibility that it can develop into the common sylvatica that is widely found here in Sweden?
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Jan 21, 2020 7:04 AM CST
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Jan 21, 2020 7:36 AM CST
Malmö, Sweden
oneeyeluke said:It all depends on the pollen that made the seed.

It is my assumption that the fagus is asexual and that this particular seedling is a creation of the parent tree itself. But of course, I don't know that for a fact. There may be the common sylvatica somewhere nearby. I don't know.
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Jan 27, 2020 1:00 AM CST
Malmö, Sweden
Considering that it has ovate leaves as a seedling (today) THE REAL QUESTION is whether or not it is possible for it to grow fern-like foliage later on or if "what you see is what you get"? Confused


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