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- Latin Name- Fagus Hardy Planting Zone- 4-8 Mature Height- 66-115 ft Width- 25-40 Sun or Shade- Full Sun to Partial Shade
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American Beech - Fagus grandifolia
The American Beech tree is named for more than patriotic regions. Also referred to as the North American Beech, this particular species is native to America with most of the growing locations found in the eastern area of the United States along with some of the very southeastern portion of Canada. The range of growth goes as far west as Wisconsin and south all the way down to Florida. There is even a variation in Mexico that is considered related by some to the American Beech. A few varieties of this particular tree are recognized though considered less distinct in the differences.
A deciduous tree, the American Beech has a growth potential ranging from 66 to 115 feet. One of the more distinctive features characterized by this particular tree is that of their branches and winter twigs, which can be long, thin and paired in their growth towards the sky. The bark is a little scale-like and in particular, the beech buds have overlapping rows of scales. One of the easy to distinguish characteristics is the bud that often has been referred to as resembling a cigar, making it easier to determine among other trees. It is also a more shade-tolerant tree compared to many others and is commonly found in forests due to that nature. They favor a combination of well watered but also a good drainage system for growth with more requirements for moisture and rich soils than other options. Aside from appearance, the American beech also has a common food item for certain wildlife known as the beech nut. The American Beech tree holds a strong place with a wide canopy, varying fall colors and a multiple of uses ranging from yards, nature to those found lining golf courses. Not a fast grower, it's a tree for generations, one that is planted now to be enjoyed long term, for centuries to come.
The American Beech Trees, Fagus grandifolia, are slender, long, and pale with chestnut-brown buds. To the early settlers, this tree was a sign of fertile soil which was quickly removed by plowing for farming for food. These trees are visible in the winter, and this same tree that is smaller is called the European Beech Tree which is located all over the US. Other attributes of the American Beech tree are as follows:
Hardy Planting Zone- as mentioned before, this tree is located all over the US. It is mainly found throughout the woods, and it grows in an oval-like shape.
Mature Height- this maturity height of this tree is 50 to 70 feet.
Soil Requirements- the American Beech Tree grows in moist, loamy, acidic, clay, well-drained, and sandy soils, and it's susceptible to drought. Thus, the soil should be wet and drain but should obtain a minimum of six hours of unfiltered and direct sunlight on a daily basis.
Growing Speed- it grows anywhere from 12 to 24 inches in height annually.
Uses in Landscaping- this tree provides great shade against sunlight. It consists of durable and sturdy wood used for making furniture, flooring and other wood-like items. The smaller version of this tree, called the European Beech Tree, is used as an ornamental tree. It's also an excellent feeding source for many types of birds and mammals because of their nuts. This tree has great wildlife value.
Whether wanting a wonderfully looking, oval-shaped tree in your backyard or larger area, the American Beech tree is the way to go. With this tree, you will be the envy of your neighborhood as your landscape outshine others.