Beeches: Fagus sylvatica 'Franken'

Discussion in 'Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.)' started by Gomero, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I am relatively new to beeches. Since the garden is almost filled up with maples, I have to be very discerning with the cultivars I choose and stay with either small or columnar taxons.

    My first contribution to this new forum is a cultivar I added this year: Fagus sylvatica 'Franken'. This is the description I was given by the grower:
    I planted it in the ground in dappled shade since it is suceptible to sunburn. The pics were taken end June.
    Is it available in the USA?

    Gomero
     

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  2. Scion Swapper

    Scion Swapper Active Member

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    Gomero,

    To my knowledge, this one is not yet available here in the US. Beautiful looking cultivar. Do you know who introduced it?

    A similar one that is becoming available here in the U.S. is Fagus sylvatica 'Nicole', founded and introduced by a propogator here in New Jersey named George Okken. It was originally called 'Nicole Okken', but I've since seen it advertised a few places by simply 'Nicole'. 'Nicole' shows more of a yellow streaking/blotching, where your cultivar appears more white. I'll try and post photos of some fresh grafts of 'Nicole' under a new thread when I have time to take some photos.

    I'm really glad that you've found this forum and have interest in Fagus cultivars. I'd love to see more photos of newer (and older) cultivars not yet available in the US.

    Take care,
    Brian
     
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  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    His name has a different ending.
     
  5. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    And he hates cultivars ;o))

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's named after Frankenstein's monster. Nothing else is quite so ugly as this diseased-looking cultivar.
     
  7. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    ;), ;)

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    It was named in your honor. Now you hurt someone's feelings. Maybe they will change the name now. Maybe name it after some other message board guy.
     

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