A tall, slow-growing, columnar tree with good crown uniformity and light green foliage in the spring. The foliage will darken in the summer changing to a copper colour in the fall. They produce edible nuts enclosed in spiny husks.
Excellent as an individual specimen, in a small grouping in the landscape, or planted in rows for screening or privacy. European beech thrives in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Very little pruning is necessary to maintain its shape.