Plant Care European Beech

European Beech

About European Beech

European Beech 'Riversii' is a cultivar with large, glossy purple leaves that turn striking copper in the fall. It makes a great shade tree, screen, or a specimen but be sure to have room for its mature size of 50-60 feet tall and 40-50 feet wide.


Fagus sylvatica

Also known as

Dwarf Beech, Dwarf Beech, European beech, Weeping beech, Common beech and Fagus Sylvatica L.

How to care for European Beech


How often to water your European Beech

Water needs for European Beech
0.5 cups
every 9

European Beech needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of European Beech

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Dwarf Beech in your home

Light needs and placement for plant European Beech: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

European Beech love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

European Beech does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of European Beech in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize European Beech

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for European Beech: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your European Beech after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

European Beech is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for European Beech

European Beech

European Beech

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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