IRIDESCENT HUES OF PINKS, DARK GREENS AND DEEP PURPLES ON THE SHOW STOPPING SPECIMEN TREE
- In spring, the variegated leaves emerge in a neon pink and blushing white on its edges with a deep green to purple center
- The dramatic foliage turns a golden bronze color
- In winter, the smooth, light gray bark almost shimmers against snowfall
- Plant this marvelous specimen as a centerpiece in your landscape to be the talk of the neighborhood or in a grove, where the foliage display will shine
- Slow growing but worth the wait, this very cold hardy stunner will be the best addition ever made to your landscape
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Mature Height: 30-40' tall
- Mature Width: 20-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Light Shade
- Spacing: 25-50' apart
Why plant Tricolor European Beech?
If you plant a Tri-Color Beech tree in your front yard, expect to hear brakes screeching as passersby do a double-take at this extraordinary specimen tree. In spring, this Beech’s variegated leaves emerge neon pink, and the foliage display rivals that of any flowering tree in full bloom. Pull a lounge chair under this magnificent tree on a mild spring day, gaze up at the azalea-pink leaves illuminated by the sun, and you’ll know what it means to live the good life. This luxury tree does carry a luxury price tag, but the beauty it provides and the value it adds to your home make it totally worth the splurge.
The European Beech tree is a cousin to our own American Beech, but has a much longer history of cultivation in gardens. As a result, only a few hard-to-find named selections of American Beech exist (the rest are raised from seed), whereas many different varieties of European Beech may be found for sale, including those having purple, gold, variegated, or lacy leaves, or having a dwarf, weeping, columnar, or contorted form. The first mention of this variegated Tri-Color form (you may also find it listed as ‘Roseomarginata’) was in the 1880s.
How to use Tricolor European Beech in the landscape?
This tree shines its brightest in spring with its hot pink foliage, but Tri-Color Beech leaves may also turn attractive coppery shades in autumn. And, all year long the smooth, limestone-gray bark is lovely to look at and pleasant to the touch.
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
How To Plant Tricolor European Beech
Be strategic in placing your Tri-Color Beech. Because the leaves tend to scorch in hot afternoon sun, planting it where it can get lots of morning sunshine but shade in the afternoon would make this tree happiest. It needs regular irrigation and well-drained soil and appreciates a layer of mulch to keep its roots cool and moist. Like all Beech trees, this variety is shallow rooted, so the less competition you give it from turf or other plants, the better. The other thing you’ll need to have is patience. Tri-Color Beech is a rather slow grower, but—ask anyone who owns one—worth the wait!
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Prune when needed in late winter. Prune only when necessary to keep the natural beauty and form of your Beech.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).