European beech (Fagus sylvatica)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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European beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5a
Mature Height Mature Height
Mature Spread Mature Spread
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
usually a large, shade tree, but these cultivars are smaller; full sun to partial shade; prefers a rich, loamy soil, pH adaptable; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; plant in spring only; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; sensitive to drought and road salt; native to Europe; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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