Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Rohan Obelisk'
Common Name: red obelisk beech
Family Name: Fagaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Fastigiate, Stiffly upright, Twiggy
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Summer interest, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Pinnately lobed, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Edible, Nut, (Accessory tissue), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Narrowly pyramidal small tree; leaves broadly elliptic, dark purple turning copper colour in fall. Winter ID: bark smooth, silver-grey, with a horizontal pattern (like an elephant's leg); buds narrowly conical, most 1-2.5cm long x 4-5mm wide, pointed, spear-like, divergent, reddish-brown with grey fuzz.