European Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up European Beech
Give a thumbs up Copper European Beech
Give a thumbs up Purple Beech

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Plant Height: 50-60 feet
Plant Spread: 50-60 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Other: Edible to people
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: yellow-green
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Shade Tree
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
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

Image

Photo gallery:

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Tall Bearded Iris 'Rustle of Spring'"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.