22 July 2021
Fagus sylvatica MIDNIGHT FEATHER ‘Verschuurfag1’
Fagus sylvatica MIDNIGHT FEATHER ‘Verschuurfag1’ PBR
A variety with a columnar habit and dark, deep red, deeply cut leaves giving the tree an exotic appearance. The variety was selected from among common beech seedlings. The plant forms a thick trunk and branches evenly. Young leaves are strongly pinnatipartite, narrow, resemble 'Aspleniifolia' leaves, but are dark red. Older leaves are slightly wider; they maintain a dark color throughout the season. Requirements as for the species: fertile, well-drained, moderately moist, slightly acid soils, sunny to semi-shaded positions. Frost resistant variety. Due to its narrow habit it is recommended for planting in home and estate gardens. Good for creating natural hedges.
Breeder: Peter Verschuuren, The Netherlands
Market launch: 2021