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Yard MD blog: Tri-colored beech

Oct. 28, 2013
 

My blog series on unusual trees for Wisconsin landscapes continues today with a look at the tri-colored beech.

To some serious gardeners, this tree is the ultimate collectors plant. With its beautiful foliage, gentle form, and ever-changing appearance throughout the year, this tree brings a special magic wherever its planted.

The tree begins spring with leaves that are a combination of beautiful pink, white and green. Throughout spring and early summer the pink deepens to become almost purplish.

When the heat of late-summer sets in,

the pink begins to fade while the white and green take over.

This tree can be hard to find, and expensive, though occasionally it will show up, even at stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

Plant this tree in full or part shade. The tri-colored beech grows best under the canopy of larger trees.

Rob Zimmer: 920-993-1000, ext. 7154, yardmd@postcrescent.com

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