Fagus sylvatica 'Cockleshell'
  • Fagus sylvatica 'Cockleshell'

Fagus sylvatica 'Cockleshell'

£32.00

(Cockle-leaved Beech) A rare beech cultivar with small, cockleshell-shaped leaves turning bronze in autumn and often remaining on the plant late into winter.

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(Cockle-leaved Beech) A rare beech cultivar with small, cockleshell-shaped leaves turning bronze in autumn and often remaining on the plant late into winter. Fagus sylvatica 'Cockleshell' has a distinctive, columnar habit initially, spreading a little more once established and makes a fine ornamental tree with interesting leaves.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow initially then moderate.
  • Habit: Fagus sylvatica 'Cockleshell' is a small branching tree.
    • Height: 8 m (26 ft).
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour

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