oval to ovate, curved leaf margin, dark green, 4 - 10 cm
small inconspicuous catkins, May
nuts, burrs with brush-like shell, 1 - 2 cm
solitary, avenue tree, park tree
well-drained, rich soil of high humus content, not too wet
Lt. Col. A. Balfour, Dawyck, Scotland, 1864
F. s. ‘Fastigiata’
Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck' is a slender, pyramidal tree with straight upright branches with upright twigs. The branching starts low on the trunk. It is very shape-tied and can attain a height of 20 - 25 m and a width of circa 3 m. The soft bark is smooth and has a grey colour. The oval to ovate leaves are shiny dark green and can become 4 - 10 cm. 'Dawyck' flowers with small, inconspicuous flowers and less generously than F. sylvatica. The inflorescence is followed by 10 - 20 mm large nuts, only at a mature age does the tree bear abundantly. 'Dawyck' can be used as a solitary, avenue and park tree and prefers a well-drained, not too wet soil of high humus content. Moderately wind-resistant. First commercially exploited by A. Hesse, Weener (D), 1913.