European Beech

Thickness: 26/32/36/45/50+ mm
Width: 100/150/200+ mm
Length: 2200/2500/2800/3000+ mm
Origin: Romania, Poland, Germany
Certification: PEFC/FF
Treatment: KDHT
Grade A, AB, ABC, BC

Description

Tree profile

name botanical:

Fagus sylvatica

other name:

Common Beech

family:

Beech family (Fagaceae)

species:

deciduous tree

height:

up to 30 m (99 ft)

leaf:

The leaves of the Beech are ovate, sprouting bright green, later they become dark green and leathery. The foliage often adheres long. The leaf edges are slightly serrated.

leaf shape:

ovoid

leaf margin:

toothed

leaf position:

alternate

fall foliage:

yellow – brown

flowering:

May

blossom color:

green-brown

blossom description:

Inconspicuous light brown flower that appears with the leaf shoots.

gender distribution:

monoecious

fruit:

Spiky fruit capsule with two beechnuts. The beechnuts are slightly toxic.

branches:

The branches are gray-brown, bent back and forth and elastic. The light brown buds are long, narrow, pointed and protruding.

bark:

The bark is silver-gray and smooth.

root:

Heart-rooting plant with shallow widely branched roots. Roots are sensitive to soil compaction.

location:

Sun to shade

soil:

sandy – loamy to loamy

ph value:

slightly acidic to alkaline

usage:

parks, large gardens, hedge plant

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