Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica) - leaves close up - October 2017
Common beech is a large, deciduous tree, native to southern England and South Wales. Also planted as hedges. === Characteristics Foliage Deciduous Habit Spreading / Branched Hardiness H6 === Moisture Well-drained, Moist but well-drained Soil Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral === Size Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres Ultimate spread wider than 8 metres Time to ultimate height 20-50 years === Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Fagales Family: Fagaceae Genus: Fagus Species: F. sylvatica Binomial name Fagus sylvatica
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