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Fagus sylvatica 'Cristata'

Also called Curly-leaved Beech


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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

Interesting Notes:

 It has the typical habit of a European beech to retain last year's leaves. This plant shows its beauty winter and summer.

Height:

8-9 m

Spread:

6-7 m
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Edible
Edible
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen