Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' at Cathays Cemetery

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Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia'
mid September 2020

Grid reference ST 18136 78609
Common name Small-leaved beech
Common name Round-leaved European beech
Common name Penny beech
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section N
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 10M September 2020
Girth 128cm @ 0.5M September 2020
Reference 596

This tree is about 100M west of the chapels.

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' bark

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' bark
early October 2020

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' leaf1

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' leaf
mid September 2020

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' leaf2

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' leaf
mid September 2020

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' leaf3

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' leaf
mid September 2020

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia'

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia' is a cultivar of the Common beech Fagus sylvatica, characterised by its small, rounded leaves 2 to 4cm long. It can grow up to 12 to 15 metres tall, developing a broad, dense crown when mature. The bark is smooth and grey, typical of the species. In spring there are inconspicuous flower catkins, which are followed by beechnuts.

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.