SelecTree: Tree Detail
CUT-LEAF EUROPEAN BEECH
Fagus sylvatica 'Laciniata'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Additional Common Names
COMMON BEECH, CUT-LEAF EUROPEAN BEECH, CUT-LEAF BEECH
Erect with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 30 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.
Leaves Pinnatifid, Glossy Medium Green, Bronze or No Change, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Nut in Spiny Husk, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.
Bark Mottled, Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun.
Clay or Loam Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids and Spider Mites, Canker, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Fagus sylvatica 'Laciniata' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
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