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Help! What should I do. I ordered green beeches but got 9 red, 5 green.

Should I make:
a forest with all trees all mixed up
A forest with all the trees, green on one side red on the other
or two separate ones?

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Just to be different, mix them up! The growth patterns are exactly the same and I think it could look very effective. (but beeches are mainly for winter viewing) I have a few red ones lying around and I might do the very same thing come to think about it...It might probably end up looking more like a ''garden'' scene rather than a wild forest but is that necessarily bad?
 

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I am still not hugely convinced... I don't think garden is what I look for, but maybe there are beech forests with red and green trees.
 

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Mix would be cool!Kato would do alot of mix plantings,beautiful!
 

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I'm for a mix, the contrast may look natural and interesting.
One note - if you keep red beech partially shaded, they don't show too much of red, they're more or less dark green, same with other species, e.g. red JMs, red barberries, smoke trees...
 

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I'm gonna give it a try and post images later this weekend.

I can separate them next year if needed.
 

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These need to recover they do not have too many roots.
 

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Green ones got a lot of leaf burn so i won't be using them because i cannot give them the protection they need. Besides, there were only two green ones and not 9 and 5 but 13 and 2.
 

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So i left only red ones.
Doubting if I should let these root some more in their pot and transplant next year to a forest pot/slab.

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