European Beech Tree

European Beech Tree

European Beech Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Fagus sylvatica
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; range of soil types
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Densely pyramidal to rounded; low branches; becomes more rounded with age
Height:   50 to 60'
Weight:   35 to 45
Leaf:   2 to 4" alternate, simple leaves; russet to golden bronze fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Nonshowy flowers; small nut like structure
Comments:    Slow to leaf out in spring; excellent specimen tree; dislikes summer heat; smooth attractive, gray bark
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Atropunicea cuprea, Atropunicea; Purpurea, Dawyck Purple, Pendula, Riversii, Roseomarginata; Tricolor, Tortuosa (10 to 15'; Unique twisted trunk and branches; mounded)