Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck' at Cathays Cemetery

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck'
late May 2021

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck'
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18122 78535
Common name Dawyck beech
Alternative name Fagus sylvatica 'Fastigiata'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section T
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 11M May 2021
Girth 113 @ 0.3M May 2021
Reference 701

This tree is towards the south end, roughly midway between Fairoak and Allensbank roads.

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck' bark

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck' bark
mid May 2021

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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck' leaf
mid May 2021

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.