More About Fagus sylvatica
- Densely branched, upright, oval to rounded, spreading crown
- Dark green, ovate to elliptic, glossy leaves have a wavy texture
- Foliage turns a golden-bronze in fall
- Smooth, light gray bark
- Will produce a nut enclosed in a spiny bract
European beech is primarily distinguished from the similar American beech by its smaller size, darker gray bark, and smaller leaves.
European Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips
A large tree at maturity, ideal for large spaces such as lawn and parks. Low-branched trees can be planted in multiples and pruned to create a dense screening or hedge. European beech grow best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade.
Fagus sylvatica Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average