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American Beech

Fagus grandifolia
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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 saw-tooth 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 firewood 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
  • Copper-Gold Autumn Color
More Information
Botanical Name Fagus grandifolia
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 50 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Period Early Spring
Flower Color Small Reddish
Fall Color Copper and Yellow
Pollinator Required No
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Growing Zone Range 3-9
American Beech Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
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