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.
* Wildlife appeal
* Edible nuts
|Mature Height||50 - 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||40 - 50 feet|
|Mature Form||Round Crown|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Small Reddish|
|Fall Color||Copper and Yellow|