Plants for Summer: Trees

 


Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'

Common name: Tricolor Beech
Zones of hardiness: 4 to 7
Height & width: 25-35’; 18-25’
Leaves: deep pink with deep green blotches, wavy and oblong
Origin: France 

A specimen plant, Tricolor grows best in partial sun and as an understory tree next to and beneath large canopy trees. It is susceptible to burning and needs protection from strong harsh sunrays. More and frequent watering is best for its optimal growth in very hot climates.