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Roble Beech*

Nothofagus obliqua

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Roble Beech (Nothofagus obliqua) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Roble Beech foliage

Roble Beech foliage

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Roble Beech (Nothofagus obliqua) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Roble Beech

Roble Beech

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  50 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7


An intriguing specimen with overlapping branches that give the tree a herringbone appearance; irregular and upright, this tree has a peculiar shape; green, wavy leaves turn yellow to red in the fall; select when fast growth is desired

Ornamental Features

The Roble Beech has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

The Roble Beech is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

The Roble Beech is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

The Roble Beech will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features