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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
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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
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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
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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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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

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