Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia' /Fern Leaved Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'  / Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'
A dense, low branched pyramidal tree
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A dense, low branched pyramidal tree

Finely cut leaves that resemble fronds of ferns

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Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'
Common Name: Fern Leaved Beech
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: A densely pyramidal tree that maintains low branches, because of this it cast a heavy shade. Will not grow in compacted or wet, poorly drained soils. Has shallow root system and will not tolerate very little traffic. Some confusion as to where this selection, Asplenifolia' and 'Laciniata' are different are the same cultivar. Has smooth gray bark.