Beech Overview

Description 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.
Genus Name Fagus
Common Name Beech
Plant Type Tree
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 8 to 20 feet
Width 35 to 45 feet
Foliage Color Blue/Green, Purple/Burgundy
Season Features Colorful Fall Foliage, Spring Bloom, Winter Interest
Special Features Attracts Birds, Good for Containers
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Propagation Seed, Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Slope/Erosion Control

More varieties for Beech

Fagus sylvatica 1

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

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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