Fagus sylvatica (Tree)
An impressive British native, with attractive pale green young foliage. Foliage turns dark green followed by eye catching shades of yellow, orange and brown in autumn. Foliage will remain in winter creating a beautiful russet brown display of colour, and the tree will provide shelter to birds and other wildlife once mature.
Month Available: October
Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen
Flower Colour: Yellow
Suitable For Wildlife: Birds
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
Main Attribute: Autumn Colour
Height / Spread: 25m x 15m (83ft x 50ft)
Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.
Where to Plant: Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids
Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.
Care and Time: Medium - autumn
Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property
History: Fagus sylvatica is commonly known as Common Beech and is native to Britain.
EU Rights: N/A