American Beech Tree

American Beech Tree

American Beech Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Fagus grandifolia
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Dense; broad with wide spreading crown
Height:   50 to 80'
Weight:   40 to 60
Leaf:   2 to 5" alternate, simple leaf; golden brown fall color; foliage on young trees remains in winter
Flower/Fruit:   Small three winged nut
Comments:    Native; dense shade; shallow roots; difficult to grown plants underneath; nuts attract birds and squirrels
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --