Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Other
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15 to 18 meter (50-60 feet)
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 meter (35-50 feet)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Other: Edible to people
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Suitable for forage
Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Depth to plant seed: 1 cm
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds are short viable, best to sow direct after ripening
Pollinators: Wind

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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 3)Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 3)
July 26, 2011

As the sun came out, my day at Hampton Court beside the River Thames was getting better, apart from the odd shower. Now I could at last get out and wander on this hallowed ground. Join me as I finish in the floral marquee and go for another trek.

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