The European beech is one of the most widely planted ornamental trees in Europe and for good reason. It tends to have a short trunk and form the crown from upward sweeping branches that create an upright oval canopy. The dark grey bark is striking. Leaves emerge lime green and darken with age. The golden yellow color is also outstanding. It is more resistant to beech bark disease than American beech.
Urban Conditions – Partial Shade
Bright green leaves with emerging leaves being lime green
|10 Feet||25 Gallon|
Full sun. Deep rich soil with consistent moisture. Tolerant of range of pH, somewhat tolerant of urban conditions but not tolerant of standing water or dryness.
Prune in late winter once coldest days passed. Forms canopy at 3′ -4′ feet. Needs a sheltered location.