One of the wonderful columnar Beech trees is Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’. A useful tree in landscaping due to its upright habit this deciduous tree is available in a number of varieties, distinguished firstly by foliage colour however foliage density is also a difference.
This is a great tree for those that require a fastigate or columnar tree for narrow spaces or for creating an avenue effect. Also a very useful tree for adding a little height to smaller gardens without creating to much shade. Best grown in a well drained humus rich soil.
Over time most varieties will get to 15m in height so can act as a tall screen from spring through to autumn providing protection from afternoon sun.
Not well suited to coastal plantings or areas with very high wind exposure.
- Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’
This is the green foliage variety, fairly narrow and very upright.
- Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’
Buttery yellow new foliage that tends to a golden green in early summer. and then to a true Gold colour from summer through to autumn. A good dense foliage habit.
- Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’
This is the sougtht after purple columnar beech tree. Upright narrow and brillaint purple folaige.
All three are well suited to narrow spaces where some shade in summer is required while light in winter is appreciated. They are easy to grow once established.