Fagus sylvatica 'Cockleshell'
(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).
- 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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