Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Rohan Obelisk' Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:red obelisk beech Texture:Medium
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Fastigiate, Stiffly upright, Twiggy
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Elliptic, Pinnately lobed, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Nut, (Accessory tissue), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Summer interest, Tall background
Key ID Features:Narrowly pyramidal small tree; leaves broadly elliptic, dark purple turning copper colour in fall. Winter ID: habit, form, and 'elephant skin' bark; buds large, narrow pointy, alternating.