Beech

Fagus sylvatica

Regular price £2.33 ex VAT
Regular price £2.22 Sale price £2.33
Availability: 13772 in stock

Beech is an enchanting species and known as the queen of British trees.
Leaves are oval with wavy edges, yellow-green in spring, bright green in summer and turning bronze in autumn and winter.
Mature trees grow to a height of more than 40m and develop a huge domed crown.
Although not evergreen, Beech will retain old brown leaves in winter that provide additional interest and screening.

Growing Conditions:
Dry, free draining soil such as chalk, limestone and light loams.

Value To Wildlife:
Provides an important habitat and food source for woodland animals and wildlife.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival.
Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds.
If looking to use a tree guard when planting your Beech whips, we recommend using a [bio spiral guard with holes] in order to reduce the risk of mildew damage.
For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Nut
  • Growth rate

    Vigorous
  • Maximum height

    20m
  • Time to maximum height

    40-60 years
  • Tree type

    Deciduous