Dawyck Gold Beech is a narrow form of beech with stunning gold foliage which keeps the brown leaves on through winter. This makes it a splendid tree for parks and smaller gardens, there space is limited. Beech thrives just about anywhere apart from exposed coastal locations. It does well in most reasonably fertile, freely-drained soils, except clays and light sand.
Dawyck is so expensive because they take a long time to grow and a lot of the trees do not make the grade so you can be sure that what you are receiving has survived the strongest of inspection standards over a 4 to 5 year growing period.
The RHS were so impressed with the Dawyck Gold Beech tree that they gave it an award. There probably was no award ceremony with red carpets, camera flashes going off everywhere and dull tree speeches, probably more a load of tree "Normans" and "Normettas" sat around a gas stove in a shed drinking tea and taking votes on which trees are worthy of their admiration and respect.
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 either bare-root stock or rootballed stock. Expect a final height of between 15 (50ft) and 20m (67ft).
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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.