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 1.5 and 2.0 metres in a 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
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.