Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'
  • Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'

Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'


Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' is a handsome slender, medium sized tree with dense, upright branches and dark purple summer leaves.

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(Purple Fastigiate Beech) Tall, slender selection of copper beech with feathery purple foliage, Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' is similar to Fagus 'Dawyck Purple', except it is smaller, with a more narrow habit. The leaves have a noticeable serrated edge.

Also the lammas (secondary) flush of growth in midsummer is plum purple and contrasts beautifully with the older, darker leaves. Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' is a reliable, narrow and colourful garden tree!

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' grows to be a medium sized, slender, upright tree.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
Special Features
Habit - Narrow, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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