Native to eastern North America, American beech will stand out in any forest. It is a large deciduous tree sometimes growing to up 120’ tall . It’ crown is typically dense, upright-oval to rounded-spreading. It blooms yellowish green flowers in the spring, the male flowers in drooping, long-stemmed, globular clusters and the female flowers...
Botanical Name: Fagus grandifolia
Nom Français: Hêtre à grandes feuilles
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Tree
Height: Over 35 feet (10 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones:
Moist, well-drained slopes and bottomlands.
Water requirement: Low to moderate need for water. Does not like excessively wet soils.
Well-drained, rich soils, limestone with a pH range 5.0 to 6.5.
Good upland tree. Likes full sun at maturity. Tolerates shade when young. Large space such as lawns, parks, are necessary for wide-spreading root system. Can sucker from roots. Transplant during dormant season.
Large tree with a broad crown, as wide as tall.
Spread: Wide-spreading branches are almost horizontal.
Native to Canada
Styling and Use
Mixed woods, often with Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch and Eastern Hemlock.
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