Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata'
Striking variegated leaves with pink and white edges set this beautiful tree apart from other beeches.
Best in partial shade, but tolerant of full sun to full shade. Well-drained, acidic soil best; does not do well in compacted soil.
Slow growing and needs regular water for establishment. Prone to scorched leaves if not sheltered from the hot sun or dry winds. Attractive to aphids in early spring.
40' at maturity
20' at maturity
Flowers in spring, but not ornamentally important.
Variegated green, white and pink-tinged leaves. Good fall color. Beech trees tend to keep their dead leaves over winter.
Smooth, thin, silver-gray bark of the trunk is beautiful in winter.
Native to Europe. This cultivar grown since 1883.