Fagus sylvatica is a handsome, large and realiable tree which develops into a beautiful bell shape as it matures. It has simple green leaves which shine in spring and turn a beautiful bronze and yellow colour in the autumn. When grown as a tree, it produces fruit, called beech mast, as well as crisp russet brown autumn leaves.
Common Name: Common Beech Tree
Latin Name: Fagus sylvatica
Soil: Tolerates most soil types
Position: Full sun/semi-shade
Flowering period/colour: Just after leaves appear/White flowers
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height: 25m as tree
Special features: In sheltered positions it holds its bronze leaves through autumn and early winter.