Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'
Common name: 
Red Obelisk European Beech
Pronunciation: 
FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
Family: 
Fagaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
F. s. ‘Rohan Obelisk’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, pyrimidal-columnar habit, to 15 ft (4.5 m) tall, or more, in 15 years, leaves are dark purple and irregular and undulating just like ‘Rohanii’ (one of its parents having incised leaves), reportedly ‘Red Obelisk’ has incised and, occasionally, nonincised leaves.
  • A seedling of ‘Dawyck’ pollinated by ‘Rohanii’ raised in Holland; in North American commerce since about 1987.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden.
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  • plant habit, early April

    plant habit, early April

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    plant habit, late April

  • leaves, early May

    leaves, early May

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    plant habit, mid-June

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    plant habit, late August