Fagus sylvatica
Common Beech 

Fagus sylvatica
Common name

Common Beech

Group

Trees

Family

Fagaceae

Description

Common Beech. A British native tree with wavy margined leaves; pale at first; turning glossy dark green; then yellow to orange-brown in autumn. Max Height 25m. Max Spread 15m. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy. Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.

Characteristics

Growth habit
Rounded to broadly spreading
Fragrance
No
Hardiness
Hardy
Toxicity
CAUTION skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten

Size

Growth speed
Fast
Ultimate height
25m
Ultimate spread
15m

Colour

Flowers
Lavender; Mauve in April; June
Foliage
Green - Deciduous
Fruit
Green in August; September
 

Growing your plants

Aspect
Full sun/partial shade Sheltered Site
Soil
Slightly Acidic
Moisture
Well drained
Propagation
Division
Usage
Woodland; Hedging
Planting
Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser

Caring for your plants

Pruning
After flowering; Early spring Cut back flowered shoots to encourage new growth
Maintenance
Keep free from weeds; Divide every 3 years; Feed; Cut back in winter
Care
Keep moist in first year
Pests & diseases
Slugs and snails; Powdery mildew

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Trolley
Regular 2 litre 60-80 cm --- £3.25 £ 5765
Regular 5 litre 60-80 cm --- £8.85 £ 4
Regular 5 litre 80-100 cm --- £8.85 £ 346
Regular 10 litre 125-150 cm --- £19.90 £ 33
Regular 10 litre 175-200 cm --- £23.55 £ 134
Regular 15 litre 150-175 cm --- £25.06 £ 3
Regular 25 litre 100-125 cm --- £36.25 £ 4
Regular 25 litre 150-175 cm --- £36.25 £ 3
Feathered 25 litre 250-300 cm --- £89.25 £ 2