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Fagus sylvatica

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A majestic large tree, Fagus sylvatica has dark green leaves and bronze autumn colour with the dead leaves staying on the plants, sometimes until late spring. Also beech is ideal for growing as a good, dense hedge.

Supplied bare root - not in containers.
Size: bundles of 50 bare root plants, (approx 30 - 50 cm tall)
Available from November to February.

Copyright 2013 © Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery

Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre × 50

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Plant Finder: about Fagus sylvatica

Common names

Beech, European beech, Common beech


Fagus sylvatica (Beech). This species is a round tall species with smooth, grey bark and shiny dark green foliage which will turn yellow in the autumn. It is a spreading tree that will require plenty of space. It will bear yellow male flowers and green clusters of female flowers, they are followed by edible nuts that will also attract wildlife.


They will grow poorly under prolonged drought.

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging, raw materials. Suitable for coastal conditions. Bronze coloured autumn foliage.

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Fagus sylvatica | Nr Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Medium, Low salinity, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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