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Fagus grandifolia

Fagus grandifolia - American Beech

Fagus grandifolia - American Beech

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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

4

Height:

18-25 m

Spread:

16-20 m
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Edible
Edible
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Yellow
Golden
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Fagus grandifolia

Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica

European Beech

Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus

European Hornbeam

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia'

Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia'

Roundleaf European Beech