Beech – Fagus sylvatica

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Beech – Fagus sylvatica

Common Name: Beech

Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica, FAY-gus sil-VAT-i-ca

Decorative Life: 5-7 days.

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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.
Storage Specifics:

36-41F.

Tidbits:
  • Specific epithet name “sylvatica” means “of woods”. Variety ‘Atropunicea’ is the copper beech with purple leaves.