European Beech
Did you know?

European beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) drop beechnuts in the autumn that are edible! The ancient Greek people believed that these beechnuts were the first food ever eaten by humans.

Up to 100 feet tall and 45 feet wide
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Female flowers grow as a long-stemmed, yellow-green ball, while male flowers are short stalked and a red-brown color. The fruit are triangular nuts encased in a bristly husk. Green foliage fades to a bronze-yellow autumn color and may linger on branches through the winter. Smooth gray bark on young trees eventually matures to have an elephant hide texture on older specimen.
Pests & Diseases
Aphids and bark diseases
Landscape Use
Great as a specimen, in a hedge, or as a street or shade tree.
Care Practices
These trees do not tolerate extreme heat and should be planted in moist, well drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Native Range