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Fagus Sylvatica

Botanical Name:

Fagus sylvatica

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-Drained, Loose, 3.5-8.5 pH
Heat Tolerant
86℉ / 30℃
Cold Tolerant
23℉ / -5℃
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Tree, Poisonous

Lifespan

Perennial, Wood Trunk Zones 4a-7b

Plant Height

82–115 ft / 25–35 m

Flower

Small yellow-green flowers. The male flowers are globular clusters. The female flowers are short spikes.

Fruit

A nut encapsulated in weakly-spiny husk.

Benefits
Ornamental

Dense pyramidal foliage. Leaves become golden in autumn.

Warning

The fruit is slightly toxic to humans, excessive consumption will cause accumulation of toxin saponin glycoside.

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagus - Beeches

Genus

Fagus

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