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Commonly known as Beech
Genus of 10 species of deciduous trees widely distributed in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.
A tree whose leaf arrangement produces dense shade.
Generally accepted as native in southeastern UK and introduced further north and west.
Used to smoke Westphalian ham and in fermentation tanks for Budweiser beer.
DeciduousOval to elliptic-oblong coarsely to finely toothed leaves.
TreeFlowers appear with the leaves. Males are in spherical heads, females in pairs within 4-lobed bracts which develop into cupules containing nuts.
Full sunFor best colour in purple beeches.
Partial shadeFor yellow-leaved.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowExcept for sylvatica require long, warm summers to thrive.Pests & Diseasesaphids, bark scales, powdery mildew, beech bark disease, fungi.Place of originNorthern hemisphere.
Soil ConditionsAlkaline / Chalk lovingTolerates allTolerant of a wide range of well drained soils including chalk.
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eatenMay be harmful to dogs if eaten.
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of FAGUS
a rare species with glaucous sea-green foliage. Leaves longer and more slender than the common beech
more tapered leaves than our native beech, bronze new growth and turning coppery-brown in autumn
larger ovate leaves than our native beech and a zig-zag habit to the new growth. Good yellow autumn colour
available NOV-FEB only
compact and columnar growth with yellow-green young foliage turning green
narrow and upright habit with deep purple foliage
vigorous grower with pendulous branches
weeping purple beech
leaves edged with an irregular pink border
leaves of a very deep purple
purple fern leaf beech