Timber tree of great value, also used for ornamental. Many medicinal 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.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.
Adapts to any soil if cool, light and rich.
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.
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