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Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech, Fagus)

Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech, Fagus)

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Type Tree, Hedging & Screening, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Fagus sylvatica - Cultivation Notes

This large native tree is both hardy and tolerant! Flourishing on any well drained soil (avoid heavy clays mind) Fagus makes a great hedge if trimmed twice yearly. Plant in full sun in autumn, but be warned Beech gets big!

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fagus sylvatica:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary

Weaknesses of Fagus sylvatica

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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