Known as the ‘Queen of British Trees, it has the most glorious leafy canopy, supported by these cathedral-like branches that spread upwards. This is a tree found in parks and the estates of landed gentry, a tree you want to rest under, leaning against its impressive trunk as you contemplate everything and nothing. It has fresh, medium sized green leaves which are resplendent in green during spring and summer. Come Autumn, that turns to the type of copper and gold that defines Autumn in your memory. Deciduous, it can reach heights above 12 metres or may be tamed into an attractive hedge.
Suitable for: Parks, avenues or street planting, hedging and pleaching.
Features: Stately branch structure, fresh green spring foliage.
Botanical Name: FAGUS sylvatica