Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tri-colored European Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata'
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One of last years Mother’s Day Trees…Beautiful tree
Intermittent Blogging Vacation for a few days or what ever it takes… Mowing, weed eating, gardening between rain showers…but first Puppy / Mom/ MANIA… Everyone is doing well.

7 comments:

dot said...

I thought you had run away! I love your beech pictures. Very pretty!

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are nice photographs of the leaves.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful... enjoy your gardening and dogs... we know the pleasure you get from them so blogging must take a back seat t these times..

Tom

imac said...

Great shots and the colour green sets the rewd colour off perfect.

Alyssa said...

That beech tree is really pretty. Will the leaves stay that color all year? That would be something!

I can imagine how busy you are with the new additions! You must have the patience of a saint!!! Hope we'll see some pup pics real soon ...

Lilli & Nevada said...

what a great color, beautiful

DeeMom said...

Alyssa:
Leaves are purple with irregular rose and white borders. Some shade is necessary to prevent leaf scorch on the creamy-pink areas.

This tree is really striking when backlit by morning or evening sun or properly placed and not overwhelmingly bright landscape lighting.
But this tree is really not for everyone. Because of the variegation the cells of the plant with variegation are easily scorched in our hot summer sun. The edges of the leaves often turn brown and look stressed much of the year. So these plants are best planted when protected from the sun in the filtered light of other trees. The trade off is, except for at spring emergence, they really dont get the light they need to fully express all that colored variegation.
Tri colored Beech leaves are white, pink, purple & green:


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