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Fagus lucida
Chinese Beech

Fagus lucida
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Price: £35.00 Quantity :


Rare in the UK, Fagus lucida is native to Western China and grows to be a small, elegant tree with glossy green, ovate (egg-shaped) leaves. 

Fagus lucida makes an unusual specimen tree but does require a sunny, warm position to do well in the UK.

Supplied Size: 3L or 4L pots (approx 3 - 4 years old, 40 - 50 cm tall) - very limited availability this year 

  • Position: Full sun or dappled, light shade. Requires a hot position to grow well and will not enjoy cold, open areas.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Fagus lucida does not usually enjoy wet or waterlogged positions.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. May require protection from late spring frost, particularly when young.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Although larger in the wild, Fagus lucida will eventually  grow to be a small tree in the UK
    • Height: Estimated approx 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft).
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft).


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