Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’
Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’ is a coloured leaved form of European beech. Ours was planted in 2011.
Tricolor beeches include ‘Purpurea Tricolor’, ‘Roseo-marginata’ and ‘Tricolor’. Differences between these cultivars are somewhat confusing. ‘Tricolor’ reportedly originated in France in
1873. As originally described, it featured nearly white leaves spotted green with a pink margin. ‘Tricolor’ is now considered to be quite rare and may no longer be circulating in commerce. Plants sold as ‘Tricolor’ may in some cases be ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. Royal Horticultural Society Plant Finder lists ‘Tricolor’ misapplied, moreover, RHS currently takes the position that ‘Roseo-marginata’ (often described as the purple form of ‘Tricolor’) is in fact a synonym of ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. Tricolor beeches in general, regardless of assigned cultivar name, provide often stunning variegated foliage (purple/pink, green and white), particularly in spring. They are understory trees that typically grows to 10m tall and from a distance usually project a rose foliage color in spring although the actual variegation is a bit more complicated. Leaves have prominent parallel veins. Monoecious yellowish green flowers bloom in April-May but are not showy.
66.00 Location B2 Latitude; -38.401810000000 Longitude; 146.050999000000