Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' at Cathays Cemetery

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Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'
early June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' 1

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'
mid June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' 2

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' beginning to show Autumn colour
mid September 2021

Grid reference ST 18122 78633
Common name Golden beech
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Map section Q
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 5M June 2021
Girth 45cm @ 0.3M June 2021
Reference 715

This tree is approximately 130 metres south west of the chapels.

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' bark

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' bark
early June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' leaf1

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' leaves
early June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' leaf2

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' leaves
early June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' nut1

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' beech nut
early June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' branch1

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' leaves
early/mid June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' nut2

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' beech nut
late July 2021

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' is a cultivar of the Common beech, Fagus sylvatica. It is slow growing but can ultimately reach 20 metres in height. Its foliage is bright yellow in spring, fading to light green in late summer.

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.