Beech Tree
Plant Type
Sunlight Amount

Beech Tree

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
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
  • Tree
  • 8 to 20 feet
  • 20 feet or more
  • 35-45 feet wide
foliage color
season features
problem solvers
special features
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

More varieties for 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

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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