European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) has been widely planted across Europe and North America for many years.  Pyramidal to oval in youth, becomes more rounded in age.  Lustous dark green, 2 to 4 inch, leaves hold late into fall before turning rich russet and golden brown colors.  Smooth gray, elephant hide-like bark is stunning in the winter landscape.  The cultivar ‘Tricolor’ is quite amazing with its purple leaf and rose and pinkish white border.

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Mature Height

  • 50-60 Ft in height and 30-45 Ft in width

Sun Preference

  • Full sun to part shade

Soil Requirements

  • Best grown in deep, rich, moist but well-drained soils, intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils.


fagus-sylvatica-tree-2   fagus_sylvatica_beech_tree_leaves_13-05-04

Fall Color



Interested in our European Beech?  Contact us Now.