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Tree comparisons


Beech
Common Beech

The Common Beech is a large attractive deciduous tree with good autumn leaf colours.
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Growing


Beech
Common Beech
Gardening skillBeginner
AwardsRHS AGM (current)
Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plant
Autumn foliage colour
Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
SunlightPrefers full sun
Tolerates shade
PruningPrune hard
Growth rateAverage
Site conditionsSheltered site
Windy site
Free-draining site
WildlifeSeeds / fruits useful for animals
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Identification


Beech
Common Beech
Leaf colourGreen
Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
BarkGrey
Annual cycleDeciduous
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