Fagus grandiflora (American Beech) grown in 7-gallon pots.
Close-up of foliage of Fagus grandiflora (American Beech).
Close-up of colorful fall foliage of Fagus grandiflora (American Beech).

Fagus grandifolia (American Beech)

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Native to eastern North America, the American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is large, deciduous tree that features of a short trunk with a dense, wide-spreading crown, quite splendid! The foliage is ovate and coarsely serrate with dark lustrous green leaves that turn a golden russet color in the fall. Female flowers give way to triangular nuts enclosed by spiny bracts. 

Very ornamental in the winter landscape with branching to the ground and hi-lights the thin, smooth, silver-gray bark covering the trunk and branches. Leaves typically hang on to the branches in the winters giving it additional winter interest. Best use for as a large specimen tree for a park or very large landscape. Intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils, and does not transplant well.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., Straight Species, and Native to Eastern Shore
Mature Tree Height: Large: over 30 feet
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium
Soil Type: Rich Organic Matter
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Green and Purple
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Fall Color, Fruit, and Keystone Plant
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant and Black Walnut Tolerant
Garden Type: Specimen Tree and Shade Tree

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