European beech (Fagus sylvatica `Roseo-marginata`)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, oval form when young, becoming open with age; 30’ tall; 20’ wide; slow grower; purple leaves with dark pink leaf margins; smooth gray bark; prefers partial shade as can scorch in hot, afternoon sun

UW Extension
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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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