Go Back Beech Tricolor

Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata'

Plant Type: Deciduous Trees

A tree with unique character and eye catching foliage. Purple leaves with pink and cream margins create a stunning display of color in the landscape. Forms a dense, upright, oval shape when young. Smooth, gray bark has a wrinkled appearance. Prefers well-drained soil. A nice specimen tree. Tricolor is a slow growing variety to 25 to 40 feet, but usually smaller. It has a spreading habit, with elliptic, wavy edged leaves. Tricolor has purple leaves marked with white and pink. This is a choice container plant. It looks very handsome contrasted with copper beech and evergreens.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Foliage burns in hot sun or dry winds. This tree's bark is smooth and silvery. Can grow in a wide variety of soils, but salty soil stunts growth.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Purple leaves with pink and cream margins

Plant Spread

20 ft. wide 30 ft. high

Good Companions

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Hardness Zone

5 (marginal in zone 4)

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