Common Beech

All hail the Queen of Trees.

Walk underneath the canopy of this magnificent tree and listen to the leaves rustling in the breeze.


  • Average height and spread may be up to 30m by 10.0m
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Leaves:  Young leaves are lime green with silky hairs. As they mature they become darker green and lose their hairs. They are 4–9cm long, stalked, oval and pointed at the tip, with a wavy edge.
  • Native to UK: Yes

Did you know?

  • Beech nuts are edible, they have a coffee like taste to them. 
  • Beech woodland is important habitat for rare wildlife such as butterflies, orchids and fungi.