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Fagus sylvatica | European Beech - 100lt

Fagus sylvatica | European Beech - 100lt

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Fagus sylvatica is a beautiful, large, law-branched, deciduous tree, with pyramidal habit when young and more rounded and spreading crown when mature and thin, smooth, grey bark. Ovate, pale green to dark green leaves turn golden bronze in autumn. Small, inconspicuous, yellowish-green flowers bloom in spring and are followed by edible, triangular beech nuts in autumn. Common Beech grows best in deep, rich, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun or partial shade. It doesn’t tolerate waterlogged soils or heavy clay. Once established, somewhat tolerant to drought. It is generally disease-free and pest-free. Easy to grow, low maintenance plant. It may not grow well in urban areas and doesn’t like to be moved, it is difficult to transplant. Fagus sylvatica is a beautiful, large tree, perfect as a specimen plant or a shade tree for large lawns and parks. It can withstand pruning so it can be used for informal hedges and screens.
  • Common Name

    Common Beech, European Beech

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Native To

    Europe to Caucasus

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, yellowish-green

  • Foliage

    ovate, pale green to dark green leaves, golden bronze in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit

bushy, spreading

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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