Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata Information

Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata is a cultivar of the European beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) which is known for its deeply incised leaves. It is commonly referred to as the cut-leaved beech or fern-leaved beech.

The leaves of Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata are deeply incised, with narrow, pointed lobes that give them a fern-like appearance. The leaves are a bright green color in the spring and summer, turning to shades of yellow, orange, and brown in the fall.

The tree itself is a medium-sized deciduous tree that can reach heights of up to 60 feet (18 meters) and a spread of 40 feet (12 meters). It has a rounded, dense crown and smooth, gray bark.

Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata is a popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens, where it is often planted as a specimen tree or in small groups. It prefers well-drained, fertile soil and partial shade, but can also tolerate full sun.

Overall, Fagus sylvatica f. laciniata is a beautiful and unique cultivar of the European beech tree that is highly valued for its distinctive foliage and ornamental value.