Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
The Fern Leaf Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia') is a large tree with an expected height of over 6 metres (20 feet) after 10 years. This beech, has a smooth silver grey bark in common with most beech.
The attractive, narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves make this a very graceful form. The leaves turn copper-gold in autumn. Thrives in light shade.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.2 and 1.5 metres in a 5-12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root stock.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Aspleniflolia Fern Leaf Beech Tree
Dear Senior Dogsbody AKA Alan Russell, Thank you for your email. The large fern leaved beech we ordered arrived in perfect condition and is now happily in the ground getting used to it's new surroundings. We are hoping that it will help blot out the rather large cattle shed that appeared two fields away last year, whilst not providing fodder for the inhabitants of the afore mentioned shed. We will certainly be ordering further trees from you in the future, because you were able to supply just what we wanted when we wanted it and a very good tree too! Thank you Celia Thomas 0316
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.