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American Beech

American Beech

Fagus grandifolia

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Focal point, Keystone Species, Shade Tolerant

Height: 50 - 80'

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Deep, rich, moist but well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Fagus grandifolia, North American Beech

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Fagus (Beech) supports over 120 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)  is a large tree that often reaches 50-80′ in height and width and provides landscape interest throughout the year. The silvery-white bark provides interest in the winter, and spring blooms emerge as feathery tassels. In the summer it is an impressive shade tree, and the autumn foliage is a striking golden bronze. American Beech prefers moist, well-drained soil and can tolerate full-sun to part-shade. If given enough space, American Beech performs beautifully as a specimen tree, or it can be allowed to sucker and form a hedge or grove. Its wildlife value cannot be overstated. Beechnuts ripen in the fall and provide food for a wide range of mammals and birds. As a keystone species American Beech supports over 120 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, including the Banded Tussock Moth pictured above.


 

Additional information

Height

50 – 80'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color

Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Deep, rich, moist but well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Fagus grandifolia, North American Beech

Shipping Information

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