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Beech

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A versatile, handsome tree, the beech takes center stage in the garden come fall when leaves change to red, gold, orange, or brown. Beech trees stand proudly upright or bend and weep; jagged leaves vary from deep green to variegated rose, white, green, or bronzy-purple. For the best leaf color, plant beeches in full sun. The hardy American beech is a U.S. native with larger leaves and light gray bark.

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European beech
European beech
Fagus sylvatica features smooth gray bark and glossy leaves that turn gold in autumn. It grows 80 feet tall and 50 feet wide. Zones 5-7
'Tricolor' beech
'Tricolor' beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor' bears green foliage variegated with splashes of pink and white. It grows 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Zones 5-7
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