Who says front yard trees have to be boring. Look at this specimen of the Tricolour European Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Roseomarginata’) growing on the south side of Mortimer Avenue.
But this! This!
The European beech comes in many forms – spreading, weeping, columnar – as well as leaf colours, all of them beautiful. A well-grown weeping copper beech can make me swoon.
But this one, growing along a busy street in an unassuming neighbourhood, was almost enough to make us leap out of the moving car as we drove by. Sarah asked: what is that?
And now we know.
Here’s what you see when you look up; look wa-a-a-a-a-y up. Imagine if the sky had been blue that day!