|Grid reference||ST 18122 78633|
|Common name||Golden beech|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||5M June 2021|
|Girth||45cm @ 0.3M June 2021|
This tree is approximately 130 metres south west of the chapels.
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.