Fagus sylvatica


Fagus sylvatica, common name English beech is a large tree, capable of reaching heights of up to 50 m with a 3 m trunk diameter. The leaves are alternate, simple, and entire or with a slightly crenate margin, 5–10 cm long and 3–7 cm broad, with 6–7 veins on each side of the leaf. F. sylvatica male flowers are borne in  small catkins. The female flowers produce beechnuts, small triangular nuts 1.5–2.0 cm long and 7–10 mm wide at the base; there are two nuts in each cupule, maturing in the autumn 5–6 months after pollination. (see the copper beech seeds photograph that is being used as the header for this catalogue). Our tree was planted by the Moss family in 1988.

64.00 Location C7 Latitude;  -38.402097217180  Longitude; 146.054222761524

SKU: 64

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