Beech family (Fagaceae)
up to 30 m (99 ft)
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.
yellow – brown
Inconspicuous light brown flower that appears with the leaf shoots.
Spiky fruit capsule with two beechnuts. The beechnuts are slightly toxic.
The branches are gray-brown, bent back and forth and elastic. The light brown buds are long, narrow, pointed and protruding.
The bark is silver-gray and smooth.
Heart-rooting plant with shallow widely branched roots. Roots are sensitive to soil compaction.
Sun to shade
sandy – loamy to loamy
slightly acidic to alkaline
parks, large gardens, hedge plant