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Tricolor Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata'

Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Striking variegated leaves with pink and white edges set this beautiful tree apart from other beeches.

Growing Conditions:
Best in partial shade, but tolerant of full sun to full shade. Well-drained, acidic soil best; does not do well in compacted soil.

Uses:
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.

Height:
40' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Broadly oval

Flowers:
Flowers in spring, but not ornamentally important.

Leaves:
Variegated green, white and pink-tinged leaves. Good fall color. Beech trees tend to keep their dead leaves over winter.

Bark:
Smooth, thin, silver-gray bark of the trunk is beautiful in winter.

Native to Europe. This cultivar grown since 1883.