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The stunning autumn colour of Fagus sylvatica in an avenue
The stunning autumn colour of Fagus sylvatica in an avenue
The foliage of Fagus sylvatica in detail
Fagus sylvatica on the Barcham Trees nursery in summer time
Fagus sylvatica on the Barcham Trees nursery in summer time
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Fagus sylvatica

Common Beech, European Beech

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Fagus sylvatica is one of the most majestic of our native trees, the Common Beech (also known as the European beech) can become very large with its low branched habit.

Beech trees thrive just about anywhere other than exposed and coastal locations. As Fagus sylvatica is shallow rooted, under planting is not recommended.

The leaves of Fagus sylvatica are yellow to green in spring and a rich russet brown in autumn. The small green spring flowers are wind pollinated and produce a 3 sided beech "mast" nut within a spiky outer casing.

It does well in most reasonably fertile, well drained soils, except heavy clay or light sand. Fagus sylvatica tends to favour more temperate climates and is difficult to establish when faced with extreme heat and drought. With this in mind avoid planting in paved or tarmac areas where reflected heat and light makes Beech suffer.

It has a wide range of uses – in woodland, parkland and in broad verge plantings – few trees can surpass its rich, copper autumn foliage.

The Medium sized specimens will be supplied with the lower branches still on the trunk and can therefore be used for instant hedging purposes.

Why do some trees hold onto their dead leaves?

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Parkland,
Shape
Broad, Hedging,
Mature Height
20m+,
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Green,
Privacy
Screening from ground level,
Looks good in
Autumn, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Chalk/Alkaline, Well drained,
Evergreen
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.