Red Obelisk Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk') - 10 Gallon Potted Tree
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Red Obelisk Beech has attractive burgundy foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest. Red Obelisk Beech is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Red Obelisk Beech will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water.