Audubon® Native American Beech

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SKU
10004509

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that will help birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native American Beech Tree (Fagus grandifolia) is one of those Bird-Friendly trees featuring stout trunks and wide-spreading crowns! Plus edible nuts that are of great appeal to both birds and people as a sweet, nutritious snack!

The large, glossy leaves have prominent parallel veins and fine-textured saw-tooth margins. Dark green and leathery with a striking texture! Fall brings an impressive display of coppery, toffee-gold foliage. This native tree’s triangular profile lends a lofty majesty to your landscape.

Beech Trees provide vital nourishment for songbirds with a bounty of insects. As a Caterpillar Host Plant for over 30 species of moth and butterfly larvae, Beech provides ample food for their hungry chicks! Wintering and migratory birds, and other wildlife enjoy the energy-rich nuts to get ready for winter.

Beech-Nut Trees are spectacular specimens! Not to mention discerning homeowners know these are fantastic over backyard seating areas and the dense shade this tree offers all summer! Situate where you’ll enjoy the wonderful view from your deck. The warm golden leaves cling to the muscular, bare branches all season for winter interest.

The magnificent lofty canopy are enjoyed by you and your feathered friends. Include among vista plantings or in groups for privacy, wind-breaks and shelterbelts. When naturalized on larger properties, Beech are ideal for low-lying pasture, Rain Garden, and providing habitat for birds and wildlife.

  • Tasty & Nutritious Beech Nuts
  • Long-Lived Native Tree
  • Food & Shelter for Blue Jays, Titmice, Nuthatches & Grosbeaks & other Wildlife
  • Wide-Spreading Branches, Distinctive, Smooth Gray Bark & Yellow, Green Flowers
  • Textured Foliage & Persistent Coppery Fall Foliage

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Young Beech are partial shade-tolerant and are found as an understory in native habitats, preferring rich, consistently moist soils that drain quickly. Prune in late winter to correct form. Mow or cut around the base as desired to maintain as a single-stemmed specimen.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Prefers Moist Well-Drained, Rich Soil
  • Mulch to Improve Moisture Retention
  • Hardy USDA Zones 3 - 9

The Audubon® Native American Beech Tree is one of our national native treasures! Living hundreds of years, it’s a marvelous choice as a memorial tree in memory of a loved one or to celebrate new beginnings. Order yours from NatureHills.com to start your life-long legacy today!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native American Beech Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Fagus grandifolia
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 60 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No