Fagus sylvatica 'Cristata'
Also called Curly-leaved Beech
Suitable Substitutions for Fagus sylvatica 'Cristata'
More About Fagus sylvatica 'Cristata'
- Pyramidal when young, grows to a rounded, oval crown
- Typically a low-branched tree
- Smooth, deeply toothed, green leaves have a wrinkled, twisted appearance
- Short-stalked branches and foliage give its unique "cocks comb" appearance
- Foliage turns a golden-bronze in the fall
It has the typical habit of a European beech to retain last year's leaves. This plant shows its beauty winter and summer.
Cock's Comb Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips
European beech thrives in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Very little pruning is necessary to maintain its shape.
Fagus sylvatica 'Cristata' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeEarly Spring