Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
Mature Fagus Dawyck Gold Beech Tree Option
75-100cm: 3-5L, 1-3 years old.
100cm+: 5-7L, 2-3 years old.
120-180cm: 7-12L, 150-180cm tall. Usually feathered or Half Standard.
250+cm: 250-300cm height, 35-50L container.Usually feathered tree.
300+cm: 250-300cm height, 35-50LL container.Usually feathered tree.
350+cm: 250-300cm height, 50-70L container.Usually feathered tree.
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a Fagus Dawyck Gold Beech Tree is around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitions (which are not universal) mean Half Standard have around 80-150cm clear stem and Standard 180cm or more. Half Standards will usually be quite smaller than their standard equivalent girth size.
Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.
Mature Fagus Dawyck Gold Beech Tree
Dawyck Gold Beech is a narrow form of beech with stunning gold foliage which drops in Autumn, unlike other Fagus that keep the brown leaves and drop them in Spring. This makes it a splendid tree for parks and smaller gardens where 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 in a pot for year-round planting and has better results than from either bare-root stock or rootballed stock. Expect a final height of between 15 (50ft) and 20m (67ft).
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 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.