Common Beech, European Beech 'Asplenifolia'

Fagus sylvatica

Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fagus (FAG-us) (Info)
Species: sylvatica (sil-VAT-ee-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Asplenifolia

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Winnetka, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 1, 2017, ArcticStones from Weld, ME wrote:

Yesterday, I saw several Fernleaf Beech at ODonals Nursery in Gorham, Maine. Exquisite! It was a delight to make this new acquaintance. Were considering buying one and planting it at the edge of our woodlands.

Positive

On May 25, 2005, plymouthgarden from SE Mass, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

We have a VERY mature (100yrs?) specimen in our yard, it's got gorgeous bark, and the delicate, light green fern-like leaf is a delightful contrast to the purple leaf of the other beeches in the yard.

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