Fagus sylvatica is the magnificent Common Beech, a well known and loved tree, native to the British Isles. While a majestic and beautiful tree for much of the year, it is probably at its best in autumn when the leaves produce a superb array of yellow, orange and bronze colours. Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Gold is, in tree terms, a relatively new introduction. Raised, almost certainly as a natural cross, from a seed of Fagus Dawyck, at the Dawyck Botanic Gardens in Scotland in 1969, it has been widely propagated and planted ever since. A strictly upright (fastigiate) tree with beautiful yellow foliage, turning lime green in summer, before producing a truly stunning autumn display. Easy to grow in most locations although intolerant of water logged soils. It is especially tolerant of chalky soils. The original tree was planted in the Harold Hillier Gardens and is now around 20mtrs tall. These trees can be grown in a large pot or container and pruned regularly to control size. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality, John Innes compost. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Please note: These plants are supplied as grafted plants to ensure they are true to type and long lasting.