- Year-round beauty
- Popular ornamental tree in parks and gardens
- "Beech nuts" act as important wildlife food; particularly attracts wild turkeys, foxes, and porcupines
- Zones 4 to 7
- Grows to 50' to 60' with a 40' spread
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 4 - 7
The European Beech can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The European Beech falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees
50' - 60' High
The European Beech grows to be 50' - 60' feet in height.
35' - 45' Spread
The European Beech has a spread of about 35' - 45' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This beech does well in full sun.
The European Beech grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
This beech has oval shape.
Described by many experts as the finest specimen tree available, the European Beech tree will reward the owners of large properties who plant them with year 'round beauty. The trunk is particularly handsome and the copper colored autumn leaves are unmatched for their beauty.
Beechnuts are eaten by birds and mammals and are important food for chipmunks and squirrels.
The European Beech tree has an unmatched place in history. The Beech nuts were food for prehistoric man and are still consumed today. The wood has been employed for centuries for both fire and furniture in Europe. Historians claim that the first written European literature was inscribed on Beech bark in Sanskrit. The English word 'book" comes from the Anglo-Saxon "boc", a derivative for the Anglo-Saxon "beece" or Beech.
This tree prefers moist, well-drained soil, but has some drought tolerance.
This tree has alternate leaves, simple 3 to 5 inches long, light green, copper color in autumn.
Light brown and pale.
Oval, 1/2 to 1 inch, dry, brown, edible.
The European Beech is a beautiful tree year-round. The leaves are a shimmering green when unfolding, turning to a dark green in summer then changing to lustrous, rich, russet brown and golden bronze in fall. It has a dense, upright, oval form. The 'beech nuts" also act as an important wildlife food source for a variety of animals. This beech prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Grows 50'-60' with a 40' spread. (Zones 4-7)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.