More About Fagus grandifolia
- Low, densely branched with an upright, oval to rounded, spreading crown
- Trunks have distinctive, thin, smooth, gray bark
- Small, yellowish-green flowers bloom
- Ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves in the summer
- Foliage turns golden-bronze in the fall
- Bloom Time: Mid-spring
Native to Ontario and parts of North America.
Female flowers give way to triangular nuts enclosed in spiny bracts. Beech nuts ripen in the fall and are edible.
American Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips
American beech tree at maturity is ideal for large spaces such as lawns, parks and naturalized areas.
Fagus grandifolia Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils