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Fagus sylvatica 'Aurea Pendula'

A slow-growing, large, dense but graceful tree with a weeping habit and large, oval leaves which emerge golden-yellow in the spring, maturing to yellow-green in the summer and then to brown-yellow in the autumn. Inconspicuous flower catkins are followed by spiny fruits. A suitable tree for large parks and gardens

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Gold Yellow
Summer Green Yellow
Autumn Brown Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Fagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Pendulous weeping
Genus

Fagus are large deciduous trees with smooth grey bark, ovate leaves colouring well in autumn, and inconspicuous flowers followed by usually spiny fruits

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in moist but well drained soil in dappled shade. Very prone to leaf scorch in midsummer if planted in a hot, sunny position

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and beech bark scale

Diseases

May be susceptible to coral spot and heart and root rot in mature trees

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