Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Plant Collection

Engler beech
Fagus engleriana

Catalog No. 56-239-A
Height: 60 feet (1993)
Spread: 60 feet
DBH: Largest stem is 1.6 feet

Native to Central China.

Pennsylvania State Champion. This spectacular specimen with its wide-spreading branch structure is one of the rarest trees in our collection. Grown in only a few arboreta in North America, it is a Chinese relative of the more common American and European beeches. Its lustrous summer foliage, wonderful warm russet fall color and long branches make it a tree for all seasons.


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