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A picture of a Beech


Fagus spp.

Fagus orientalis-dkrb(2) by (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    A Fagus Beech tree in a forest
    A Fagus Beech tree in a forest

    Beech Overview

    Fagus is a genus of large deciduous trees from the Fagaceae family. They are native to Europe, Asia and North America where they grow in temperate regions. Commonly known as Beech, the genus Fagus contains 11 species which have smooth grey bark, large oval leaves and sharply three-angled nuts inside spiny husks. Cultivated plants are grown for their autumn colour and a number of cultivars with diverse growth habits and leaf colour are available.

    Common problems with Beech

    How to propagate Beech


    Propagate species by seed in autumn, selected forms by budding in late summer.


    Other uses of Beech

    Grown for their habit, foliage and autumn colour. Good for hedging.

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