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Judy

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Japanese Red Beech
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:31 AM »
What a joy this tree is in it's spring leaf color.  Such wonderful color, it's almost like a flower.  There are a couple angles I'm looking at for a front, just developing for now.  Hope you enjoy the pics.
 

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 12:19 PM »
I love how the roots and branches move in harmony.

Cant wait to see the future.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 10:30 PM »
Judy:
Your beech looks good! I like the shape its developing.

I've never heard or even seen a Japanese red beech. Where is it from?
Does the reddish color persist all summer long?

To me your tree looks like a seedling of purple European beech, which I'm familiar with.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 06:36 AM »
It's the nishiki variety, which means AWESOME.........
 

Judy

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 10:18 AM »
Thanks Bill and Owen.  I agree that this is an awesome tree! And seems pretty easy too.
Bill I believe this is Fagus Crenata, also called Seibold's beech, although I cannot find any spring leaf images to show you to match it.
It might also be Fagus Japonica, (blue beech) but I think the leaves of the blue beech are rounder. 
Harry H. has some info on his site.
  I have found copper (sylvatica) beech leaf images to be a close match, but the guy I acquired this from told me it was a Japanese beech.
Anybody have any more concrete info, it would be welcome.  Thanks.
 

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 07:41 PM »
New pot, should be great with the spring leaf color. 
 

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2015, 05:42 PM »
This is a very nice tree, did you ever pinpoint the species?
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2015, 10:54 PM »
Pretty sure that's a European Beech.  Not 100% sure, but I know of about a dozen purple European beech cultivars.  Japanese beech leaves are often quite large but it varies.  Nice tree.
 

Judy

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Re: Japanese Red Beech
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2015, 08:13 AM »
Yes Owen both you and Bill V. are correct, (no surprise there!)  :D I actually did find that it started as a seedling from Bill V, so full circle.  Will have to see if I can change the title. Here are some shots from this spring, and after the second flush and wiring. It certainly is a vigorous tree in comparison to my other EU beech.  
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