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.
CareProovide Full sun and well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 7.
Problems No serious problems.
- Genus : Fagus
- Plant Height : 30 feet or more
- Plant Width : 30 feet or more
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Type : Trees