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Fagus sylvatica/European Beech



Trunk of the European beech

More foliage

Gray bark of trunk

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Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica
Common Name: European Beech
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: This slow growing tree, a native of Europe, has an upright, oval habit of growth and makes a very large shade tree. The flowers are not significant. It produces nut-like seeds in the fall which are readily eaten by birds and squirrels.