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Arboretum: European Beech

European Beech

Fagus sylvatica

European beech can grow up 160' tall with a typical lifespan of 150-200 years. Prefers average well-drained soil in full sun. Excellent tree for parks, campuses and large open grounds, but grows too large for the home landscape.

Family: Fagaceae
Type: Ornamental
Origin: Europe
Season: Spring

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