Fagus sylvatica

12 lt pot (1.5-1.8m) £89.99
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Buy Fagus sylvatica common beech: A firm favourite of British woodlands

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: quite fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Forming a majestic specimen when fully grown (which can take a couple of hundred years!) this tall, spreading tree is a firm favourite in larger gardens. Its wavy-edged green leaves emerge from bud covered with silky hairs, but soon turn a glossy dark green - and then, in autumn, it takes on yellowish-brown tones as it dies back. This foliage however is often retained throughout the winter, only dropping when the new growth emerges the following spring.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole. Requires minimal pruning.

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