Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold' at Cathays Cemetery

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'
mid May 2021

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'
mid August 2021

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18200 78596
Common name Beech 'Dawyck Gold'
Alternative name Fagus sylvatica 'Fastigiate Aurea'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2021
Map section M
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 13M May 2021
Girth 162cm @0.2M May 2021
Reference 693

This tree is south west of the chapels

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold' leaves
late May 2021

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold'

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold' is a cultivar of the Common beech, Fagus sylvatica with the columnar shape of the Dawyck beech. It was produced in Holland in 1969 by crossing the Dawyck beech with the Golden beech, Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'. 'Dawyck Gold' has bright yellow young foliage, becoming pale yellow-green in summer.

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck'

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck' is a variant of the Common beech Fagus sylvatica, discovered c.1860 in woods beside the Dawyck estate near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It is a tall, narrow tree up to 28 metres in height and may broaden in maturity. The foliage is bright green. In winter it presents a purplish-brown appearance from its red-brown buds and young shoots.

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' is a cultivar of the Common beech, Fagus sylvatica. It is slow growing but can ultimately reach 20 metres in height. Its foliage is bright yellow in spring, fading to light green in late summer.

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica, the Common or European beech, is a large tree, up to 40 metres tall, with smooth, silver-grey bark. Typically it has a long straight trunk supporting a huge dome and dense foliage. The leaves are up to 10cm long, oval or obovate, with a wavy margin and small irregular teeth. They emerge fresh green, becoming darker and shiny above, pale and shiny underneath, and in autumn turning a golden copper colour. Yellow-green flowers come with the leaves in early May. The male flowers are catkins, while the female flowers come in pairs of short spikes enclosed in a cup. They produce the beechnuts, small triangular nuts in spiky husks.