Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' #1 at Cathays Cemetery

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'
mid May 2021

Grid reference ST 18124 78596
Common name Beech 'Dawyck Purple'
Alternative name Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Fastigiata'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section N
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 13M May 2021
Girth 114cm @ 0.5M May 2021
Reference 695

This tree is south west of the chapels

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' bark

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' bark
late May 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' leaf1

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' young green leaves
late May 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' leaf2

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' leaves
late May 2021

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' is a cultivar of the Common beech, Fagus sylvatica with the columnar shape of the Dawyck beech and deep purple foliage.

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

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.