|Grid reference||ST 18136 78609|
|Common name||Small-leaved beech|
|Common name||Round-leaved European beech|
|Common name||Penny beech|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||10M September 2020|
|Girth||128cm @ 0.5M September 2020|
This tree is about 100M west of the chapels.
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.