Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' at Bute Park

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Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'
late August 2023

Grid reference ST 17386 77437
Common name Golden beech
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2023
Missing tag 2902
Height 19M October 2023
Girth 272cm August 2023
Reference 883

This tree is beside main path to Blackweir on the west side of Blackweir playing fields.

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Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' bark
late August 2023

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Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' leaves
late August 2023

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Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' beech nut
late August 2023

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Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' beech nut
late August 2023

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia'

Fagus sylvatica 'Zlatia' is a cultivar of the Common beech, Fagus sylvatica. It is slow growing but can ultimately reach 20 metres in height. Its foliage is bright yellow in spring, fading to light green in late summer.

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica, the Common or European beech, is a large tree, up to 40 metres tall, with smooth, silver-grey bark. Typically it has a long straight trunk supporting a huge dome and dense foliage. The leaves are up to 10cm long, oval or obovate, with a wavy margin and small irregular teeth. They emerge fresh green, becoming darker and shiny above, pale and shiny underneath, and in autumn turning a golden copper colour. Yellow-green flowers come with the leaves in early May. The male flowers are catkins, while the female flowers come in pairs of short spikes enclosed in a cup. They produce the beechnuts, small triangular nuts in spiky husks.