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American Beech Trees

Zones 3-9

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Description

 The American Beech (Fagus Grandifolia) is a large deciduous tree typically matures to 50-80’ tall. Features a dense, upright-oval to rounded-spreading crown. It is a low-branched tree with its mature trunk ranging from 2-3’ in diameter. Trunks have distinctive thin, smooth, gray bark. Ovate to elliptic dark green leaves (to 5” long) have coarse, widely-spaced marginal teeth and prominent parallel veins, each vein ending at the tip of a marginal tooth. Foliage turns golden bronze in fall. Monoecious yellowish green flowers bloom in April-May, the male flowers in drooping, long-stemmed, globular clusters and the female flowers in short spikes. Female flowers give way to triangular nuts enclosed by spiny bracts. Beechnuts ripen in fall and are edible. Grows best in deep, rich, moist but well-drained soils. Intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils.
Prefers full sun/part shade
Zones 3-9
Ships bare-root

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