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) Unity Grown

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Native to eastern North America, the American beech, Fagus grandifolia is a large, deciduous tree that features of a short trunk with a dense, wide-spreading crown, and attractive, glossy green foliage; leaves are ovate and heavily toothed, and turn a golden russet color in the fall, when they will occasionally cling to trees through the winter. In the spring, American beech produced inconspicuous yellow-green flowers, and female flowers give way to spiny, triangular nuts, which provide fall and winter forage to a number of ground birds and other wildlife.

Especially ornamental in the winter landscape, Fagus grandifolia stands out with thin, smooth, silver-gray bark covering the trunk and branches, which contrast well against marcescent russet leaves. Due to their mature size of 60-80' tall and 40-80' wide, American beech is perhaps best used as a shade or large specimen tree in parks or larger home landscapes, though its ecological value also makes it a great pick for forest rehabilitation projects. Typically found in upland areas or dry lowland forests, Fagus grandifolia is grows best in medium, well-drained soils in full sun to partial or filtered shade, but is intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils, and does not transplant well once established. Once established, American beech is tolerant of black walnut soils, salt presence, and deer damage and individual trees may live over 300 years, providing ecological appeal for generations to come.

Straight Species, Native to Eastern Shore, Native to Maryland, and Native to U.S.
Mature Tree Height: Large: over 30 feet
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium and Well-drained
Soil Type: Rich Organic Matter, Average, and Loam
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Green and Yellow
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Wildlife, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Fall Color, Winter Interest, and Keystone Plant
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, and Salt Tolerant
Garden Type: Specimen Tree, Shade Tree, Woodland Garden, and Meadow

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