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Fagus grandifolia - American Beech

Fagus grandifolia

Beech - American

American Beech is one of our most stately native trees, and also one of the most problematic ones to transplant B&B. As a result, we are growing it in containers so everyone can have a chance to marvel at its beauty in their own landscape. The bark is beautiful all year, maintaining its silver-gray color throughout its lifespan. The summer leaves are a large and glossy dark green, often turning an attractive golden bronze in the fall. The juvenile beeches usually retain their foliage throughout the winter, turning to a soft whitish-tan after the fall. When Fagus grandifolia is mature enough to bear fertile nuts, it is a very important food source for birds and mammals.

Height

60 Feet

Spread

40 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Fruit - Ornamental
Native
Winter Interest
Bark
Soil Conditions
Average
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Tree Type
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
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