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General Category => Deciduous Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Judy on May 07, 2014, 09:31 AM

Title: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: Judy 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.
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: Sorce on May 07, 2014, 12:19 PM
I love how the roots and branches move in harmony.

Cant wait to see the future.
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: William N. Valavanis 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
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: Owen Reich on May 08, 2014, 06:36 AM
It's the nishiki variety, which means AWESOME.........
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: Judy 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.
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: Judy on March 27, 2015, 07:41 PM
New pot, should be great with the spring leaf color. 
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: macbeth on June 08, 2015, 05:42 PM
This is a very nice tree, did you ever pinpoint the species?
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: Owen Reich 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.
Title: Re: Japanese Red Beech
Post by: Judy 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.