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Dwarf Beech in Germany
|Cultivar group||Tortuosa Group|
It is a wide-spreading tree with distinctive twisted and contorted branches that are quite pendulous at their ends. With its short and twisted trunk the Dwarf Beech grows more in width than height, only seldom reaching a height of more than 15 m. It sometimes grows from seed and has formed colonies in Sweden ("Vresboken"), Denmark ("Vrange bøge"), Germany ("Süntel-Buchen") and France ("Fau de Verzy").
A similar form is the Weeping Beech (Fagus sylvatica Pendula Group), which has more pendulous branching.
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