Beech


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Picture of Beech Beech
Common Name: Beech
Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica (FAY-gus sil-VAT-i-ca)
Decorative Life: 5-7 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a hydration solution or water plus regular household bleach at 20 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per quart.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Fagaceae (beech) family.
  • Native to Europe.
  • Two common relatives are chestnut and oak.
Personality:
  • Egg-shaped purple leaves with prominent veins to 4 inches long occur on woody stems.
  • Plant is a deciduous tree, classed as a dicotyledon.
Availability: Spring, summer.
Flower Color: Not applicable.
Storage Specifics: 36-41F.
Tidbits:
  • Specific epithet name "sylvatica" means "of woods". Variety 'Atropunicea' is the copper beech with purple leaves.