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Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'

Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' - Red Obelisk Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' - Red Obelisk Beech

More About Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'

  • Columnar form with upright branches
  • Elliptical leaves, with a crinkled, wavy appearance, emerge red
  • Summer foliage is purple becoming a coppery-bronze colour in the fall
  • Leaves will stay on the tree long into the winter

Zone:

4

Height:

10-12 m

Spread:

3-4 m
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Red Obelisk Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips

An ideal vertical accent for a smaller landscape garden. Excellent as an individual specimen, in a small grouping in the landscape, or planted in rows for screening or privacy. This cultivar is known for its unique, crinkled or wavy foliage. 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 'Red Obelisk' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Habit

Columnar
Upright

Foliage Color

Bronze
Purple
Red

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'

Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'

Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'

Oakleaf Copper Beech