The European beech has been described by many experts as the finest specimen tree available. It will provide you with unmatched year-round beauty – shimmering green leaves unfurling in the spring, dense shade in the summer, striking autumn foliage, and a pleasing winter silhouette.
- Offers year-round beauty
- Is a popular ornamental choice for parks and gardens
- Produces beechnuts that are an important food for wildlife including wild turkeys, foxes, and porcupines
- Will be delivered at a height of 2’–3′
- The European Beech grows in zones 4-7
- Mature Height: 50’–60′
- Mature Spread: 35’–45′
- Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
- Shape: Oval
- Sun Preference: Full Sun
- Soil Preference: Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained
- Wildlife Value: Beechnuts are eaten by birds and mammals, serving as an important food for chipmunks and squirrels.
The European beech tree has an unmatched place in history. The beechnuts 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.