Fagus sylvatica, the Common Beech or European Beech, is a large attractive woodland or landscape tree, capable of reaching 30m or more in good conditions.
Its stately presence is attractive in all seasons, but in the autumn the leaves turn golden and orange hues.
It is considered native to southern England (although in practice it may well have been brought here by early humans after the last ice age). It grows well in many areas of northern England and Scotland it is arguably not "native" in these areas.
Order now for delivery from October 2021 for pot grown trees or December onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from December onwards.
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Fagus sylvatica will do best in well-drained soils. It is fairly fast-growing, reaching about 10m height and 5m spread after 20 years, and reaching maturity at around 30 years.
Although usually planted as feature trees, Fagus sylvatica trees can also be closely planted to form very large hedges.
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.