Timber tree of great value, also used for ornamental. Many medicinal properties. This species is used for timber and also in large gardens as a singular tree or in group. It has an elegant port and its shade is wide. The wood is fully appreciated in cabinet-making and carpentry. It has balsamic, antiseptic and astringent properties.
Large deciduous tree up to 35m. It has a rounded spreading crown and often branches close to the ground. The trunk is straight and greyish. The foliage is shiny dark green, turning rich golden copper in fall. The fruit is composed of two nuts called beechnuts.
Adapts to any soil if cool, light and rich.Depending on the geographical areas and altitude.
Direct sowing can take place in autumn from October till December. For a sowing in Spring it will be necessary to stratify in cold the seeds previously for around 75 to 90 days and then sow. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.