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American Beech

Stately Tree with a Lot to Offer

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a deciduous tree with an abundance of attractive features to recommend it.  Plant one in a shady area of your yard where you’d like a stately tree.

Your American Beech will be a majestic addition to your landscape.  The familiar stout trunk and spreading crown sport oval leaves with distinctive parallel veins and sawtooth margins.  The bright green leaves are a striking contrast against the slate gray bark.

As an added benefit, your American Beech will usher in the autumn season with coppery-gold autumn foliage, a stand-out for your fall landscape display.

The American Beech was once abundant across North America. It’s grows in a variety of conditions, including shady and wet areas.  It reaches its greatest height and longest life (300-400 years), in rich, moist, alluvial soils. 

Beech wood is known for its durability in the flooring and furniture world, and is also one of the best-burning firewoods to be found anywhere. 

The triangular beech nut has great appeal to both wildlife and people as a sweet, nutritious snack. The beloved beech nut has even lent its name to a famous chewing gum and line of baby food!

American Beech is certainly an outstanding tree for a variety of landscapes.  It requires little care but provides long-term benefits.  Beauty, grace and a variety of products from its wood and nuts make it an exceptional tree that is sure to please sure to please you for years to come.

* Long-lived 
* Wildlife appeal
* Edible nuts

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I'm quite happy Review by EK
I ordered two of these very late in the Spring 2014 planting season.

The trees arrived 10 days later well packaged and in excellent condition. They appeared to be essentially bare root packed in a fiber bag with lots of very damp mulch and then wrapped with plastic.

I got one in the ground this morning and put the other in a nursery bed.
American Beech Review by Paul Stratton
Received my tree on September 8 2011 and it arrived in great shape. Was impressed with the packaging and how well the tree shipped . Wish I was off work tomorrow to plant early but will have to wait after work. Thanks for a great plant to start off with and a change to have a great tree in the future
my plant Review by rat rat
the american beech is the plant that my teacher gave me. so ive been doing alot of reach on it and it seems preety damn kool

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.


  Order Total        S&H
  0.00 – 15.00       $    11.95
  15.01 - 30.00     $    12.95
  30.01 - 50.00     $    15.95
  50.01 - 75.00     $    19.95
  75.01 - 150.00     $    23.95
  150.01 - 250.00     $    29.95
  250+    approx.17%

Plant Types and Container Sizes

Nature Hills sells a variety of plants and products, with many available in different types and sizes:


Select (bare root) Trees - Hand-selected quality bare root trees. The height of the tree you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.

Select (bare root) Plants - Hand selected-quality bare root plants.The height of the plant you will receive will be displayed under the icon. Popular sizes of Select Plants are 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Select (bare root) Small Fruits - Hand-selected quality small fruit plants. The height and # of plants in the pack you will receive is displayed above and below the image. (Ex: 3-pack of 1 foot plants).

Note on No. 1 Select sizes: You may see No. 1 used as the size of Select Tree/Plant. A "Number 1" grade plant is the highest-grade bare root plant available.
Potted Plants & Trees - Quality plants and trees with developed root systems will have this icon. Typical sizes of our potted plants and trees are as follows:

  • •  #1 Container - Ranges from 2.26-3.73 quarts or 2.49-4.11 liters
  • •  #2 Container - Equal to 1.19-1.76 gallons or 5.246-7.770 liters
  • •  #3 Container - Equal to 2.32-2.76 gallons or 10.285-12.164 liters
  • •  #5 Container - Equal to 2.92-4.62 gallons or 12.86-20.36 liters
  • •  5.5" pot is 5 1/2" x 5" x 5" which is equal to 1.89 of a quart or 1.78 liters
  • •  4.5" pot is 4.5" round x 4" deep and equal to 1.31 pints or 619.8 milliliters
  • •  4" and 3.5" pots may measure 4"x 4"x3 1/2" which is equal to .87 of a quart or .82 of a liter in volume or 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" which is equal to .67 of a quart or .63 of a liter in volume.
Plant and Flower Bulbs - Quality bulbs, roots and tubers. The number of bulbs included in the pack is displayed below the bulbs images.
Seed Packets - Our seed packets will contain this icon.
Other product types will simply list what type of product it is (bags of seed, trays of plugs and garden center items etc.).

Plant Facts

Family Fagus grandifolia
Foliage Green
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 50 feet
Soil Well Drained
Zones 3-9
Moisture Moist
Mature Form Round Crown
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Small Reddish
Fall Color Copper and Yellow

American Beech.

Rating: 5/5 based on 3 review(s)
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