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Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Heterophylla'

Also known as

European beech, Fern-leaved beech

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

20m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Beech Overview

This species is a round tall species with smooth, grey bark and shiny dark green foliage which will turn yellow in the autumn. It is a spreading tree that will require plenty of space. It will bear yellow male flowers and green clusters of female flowers, they are followed by edible nuts that will also attract wildlife.

Common problems with Beech

How to propagate Beech

Grafting

Propagate from seed as soon as it autumns; cultivators must be grafted.

Seed

Other uses of Beech

Specimen, hedging, raw materials. Suitable for coastal conditions. Bronze coloured autumn foliage.