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Tricolor European Beech Tree
Tricolor European Beech Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Spacing: 20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Tricolor European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Roseo-Marginata'
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If you plant a Tri-Color Beech tree in your front yard, expect to hear brakes screeching as passersby do a double-take at this extraordinary specimen tree.  In spring, this Beech’s variegated leaves emerge neon pink, and the foliage display rivals that of any flowering tree in full bloom.  Pull a lounge chair under this magnificent tree on a mild spring day, gaze up at the azalea-pink leaves illuminated by the sun, and you’ll know what it means to live the good life.  This luxury tree does carry a luxury price tag, but the beauty it provides and the value it adds to your home make it totally worth the splurge.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Spacing: 20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

The European Beech tree is a cousin to our own American Beech, but has a much longer history of cultivation in gardens.  As a result, only a few hard-to-find named selections of American Beech exist (the rest are raised from seed), whereas many different varieties of European Beech may be found for sale, including those having purple, gold, variegated, or lacy leaves, or having a dwarf, weeping, columnar, or contorted form.  The first mention of this variegated Tri-Color form (you may also find it listed as ‘Roseomarginata’) was in the 1880s.

The Details

This tree shines its brightest in spring with its hot pink foliage, but Tri-Color Beech leaves may also turn attractive coppery shades in autumn.  And, all year long the smooth, limestone-gray bark is lovely to look at and pleasant to the touch.

How to Grow

Be strategic in placing your Tri-Color Beech.  Because the leaves tend to scorch in hot afternoon sun, planting it where it can get lots of morning sunshine but shade in the afternoon would make this tree happiest.  It needs regular irrigation and well-drained soil and appreciates a layer of mulch to keep its roots cool and moist.  Like all Beech trees, this variety is shallow rooted, so the less competition you give it from turf or other plants, the better.  The other thing you’ll need to have is patience.  Tri-Color Beech is a rather slow grower, but—ask anyone who owns one—worth the wait!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 30'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 20'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Purple/Pink/White
Fall Leaf Color Bronze
Flower Color N/A
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

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Tricolor European Beech Tree
Tricolor European Beech Leaf
Tricolor European Beech Additional Product Shot 761
Tricolor European Beech Additional Product Shot 798
Tricolor European Beech Additional Product Shot 1190
Tricolor European Beech Additional Product Shot 1191
Tricolor European Beech Additional Product Shot 1192