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FAGUS sylvatica

European Beech

Stock: Available

$5.95

Family: Fagaceae

Characteristics: Tree to 20m spread 10m

Seeds per packet: 5

A long lived stately deciduous tree with good form and attractive foliage the European Beech produce a solid smooth-barked silver-grey trunk with a broad rounded crown.

Attractive toothed oval shiny green foliage that produce a spectacular change of colour to a magnificent yellow-bronze through to reddish-brown during autumn.
Produces drooping balls of yellow flowers in spring  

With its low branching habit the European Beech is also popular as a hedging plant and can easily be clipped to form an attractive screen even in winter as it can often retain the brown leaves during the cooler months before bursting into life again in spring.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

Cold stratification is recommended
Cold treatment may not be critical for germination to occur in colder regions but should give increased germination rates.

This can be replicated by cold stratification in the refrigerator for 12- weeks. Alternatively over wintering in the garden in cold climates will assist germination.

  1. Soak in water overnight.
  2. Sow seed the depth of the seed width.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Ensure the mix is moist but not water logged.
  5. Place the container in plastic bag.
  6. Place the bagged container in the refrigerator for 12 weeks.
  7. Germination generally occurs in 14-28 days when moved to warmer temperatures after the period of cold treatment.

General note: Seeds of many species of plant are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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