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American Beech

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Stately Tree with a Lot to Offer


Your American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) 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

 

Plant Facts

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

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