“Fagus orientalis is a great looking upright tree which looks like a Fagus sylvatica Fastigiata but it is only when you see them side by side do you notice the difference. Fagus orientalis looks so much cleaner and healthier in leaf texture and size as it is resistant to woolly aphid that commonly predates on Fagus sylvatica types. Its ascending branches and lustrous deposition makes it an architectural tree of great merit and suitable for most medium and large gardens.
It thrives on most free draining soils and like most beech its juvenile foliage is retained on the tree as dead leaves in the winter months before being replaced by new growth in the spring.”