The upright European beech has a distinctly columnar habit and can make a strong statement in the landscape as a hedge or accent tree. It is boldly linear in form and has glossy dark green foliage. Like their cousins the oaks, beech trees are long-lived and slow growing hardwood trees. The fruit produced annually is commonly called a beech nut and is beloved by wildlife. Beech trees are majestic shade trees at maturity. While tolerant of a wide range of soils, the genus prefers consistent and moderate moisture.
Height: 25 ft. in 10 years
Mature Height: 50 ft.
Width: 6 ft. in 10 years
Mature Width: 15 ft.
Form: Upright, Columnar
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Landscape Use: Screen/Hedge, Specimen plant
Hardiness Zone: 4-9