Fagus sylvatica widespread in Europe from southern Britain and southern Sweden to the Pyrenees, throughout Central Europe to Ukraine and the Balkans. Zone 5-7.

20-35 (50) m. height and 1.8 (2.5) m. diameter tree. Growing slowly. Lives 200-300 years.

The wood is light yellowish or reddish brown, usually balana and the core is monochromatic. The wood is hard, heavy in the middle, strong.

Fagus sylvatica has many decorative shapes. Beech is suitable for forming hedges.

Fagus sylvatica plants are available in bare roots and pots..