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Fagus sylvatica 40-70cm

Fagus sylvatica 40-70cm

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Product Description

Fagus sylvatica, commonly known as the European Beech, is a majestic deciduous tree native to Europe. It is a member of the Fagaceae family and is renowned for its stately appearance, smooth gray bark, and distinctive foliage. European Beeches can reach impressive heights, often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet) when fully mature. The tree's leaves are alternate, simple, and elliptical, with serrated edges. In spring, the young leaves emerge in a vibrant green, gradually darkening to a deep green during the summer. In the fall, the foliage undergoes a stunning transformation, turning various shades of yellow, orange, and copper before finally dropping, revealing the tree's graceful silhouette during the winter. The European Beech produces inconspicuous flowers and triangular nuts, enclosed in spiky husks. Due to its beautiful form and adaptability, Fagus sylvatica is a popular choice for ornamental and shade tree plantings in gardens, parks, and urban landscapes.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: European Beeches are well-suited to temperate climates and thrive in regions with mild to moderate winters and cool summers. They are hardy trees and can tolerate a range of conditions.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Fagus sylvatica in a location that receives partial to full sun. While they can tolerate some shade, they will exhibit their best growth and leaf coloration in a sunny spot.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, loamy soil with good fertility. European Beeches are adaptable to a variety of soil types but prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots.

  4. Watering: Water your Beech tree regularly, especially during dry spells and the establishment period. Mature trees can withstand moderate drought, but consistent moisture is beneficial, especially during hot summers.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Maintain a mulch-free area around the trunk to prevent moisture-related issues.

  6. Fertilization: European Beeches typically do not require heavy fertilization. An application of balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring can provide essential nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Beech tree as needed to remove dead or diseased branches and to shape it for desired aesthetics. European Beeches have a strong, natural form that requires minimal pruning.

  8. Pests and Diseases: European Beeches are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for aphids, scale insects, and powdery mildew, and address any issues promptly.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Fagus sylvatica trees, space them adequately to allow for their mature size and to ensure proper air circulation within the canopy.

  10. Transplanting: European Beeches are sensitive to root disturbance. If transplanting, do so when the tree is young, and take care to preserve the root ball and minimize damage to the roots.

Fagus sylvatica is a majestic and versatile tree that can enhance your landscape with its year-round beauty. Its striking form, lush foliage, and vibrant autumn colors make it a prized addition to gardens and urban settings. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and provide shade and visual appeal for generations to come.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 40-70cm

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