Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica Form: Oval - horizontal, Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:European beech Texture:Medium
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Glandular hairs, Elliptic, Ovate, Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Nut, Edible, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Alkaline, Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Hedge row, Herb, Screening, Sheared hedge, Specimen plant, Topiary, Wildlife food, Wind break
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate, deltoid to ovate, glossy with margins entire, undulate, and often ciliate; fruit capsule-like, brown, bristly. Winter ID: buds 2cm+ long, pointed, spear-like, divergent, brown; bark smooth, silver-grey, with a horizontal pattern (like an elephant's leg).