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Fagus (Beech)

This is a genus of the Cupuliferae, composed of trees and shrubs, of which the common Beech, Fagus sylvatica, is a well known example. The varieties of Fagus sylvatica with bronze or copper coloured leaves are the most eagerly sought after for small gardens. Of these a selection is given under "Trees and Shrubs with Coloured Foliage." The Beeches are good trees to plant on chalk.