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Fagus sylvatica

(European beech)

Fagus sylvatica Photo/Illustration: Janet Jemmott


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:

Fagus sylvatica

FAY-gus sil-VAT-ih-kah Common Name: European beech Genus: Fagus
An excellent shade tree, this European-native deciduous tree grows to 80 feet tall and 50 feet wide and features an upright, oval form and dark shiny green leaves that turn yellow to rust-colored in fall. Its spring flowers are insignificant, though the small nuts that follow are favored by birds and squirrels. This tree is slow-growing. Several cultivars are available, including those with differing forms and foliage colors.
Care: Proovide Full sun and well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 7.
Propagation:

 


Problems:

 No serious problems.


Height Over 30 ft.
Spread Over 30 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Fall Foliage
Uses Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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