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

Fagus s. Dawyck Green / European Beech