|Grid reference||ST 18124 78596|
|Common name||Beech 'Dawyck Purple'|
|Alternative name||Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Fastigiata'|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||13M May 2021|
|Girth||114cm @ 0.5M May 2021|
This tree is south west of the chapels
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.