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Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



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Red Obelisk Beech*

Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'

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Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Red Obelisk Beech

Red Obelisk Beech

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Red Obelisk Beech foliage

Red Obelisk Beech foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Common Beech, European Beech

Description:

A narrowly columnar tree with deep purple crinkled foliage all season long, excellent for color, articulation or as a tall screen; quite particular about growing conditions, requires rich soil and significant moisture; a good size for the home landscape

Ornamental Features

Red Obelisk Beech is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive burgundy deciduous foliage. The serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. The smooth silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Red Obelisk Beech is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Obelisk Beech is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Red Obelisk Beech will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features