• American Beech for Sale


American Beech

Reg: $119.90
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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocketâ„¢ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
American Beech Planting Mix

Helps your American Beech get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 3-9

Growing Zones 3-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 3-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

60 ft.

Mature Width:

60 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Fagus grandifolia

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American Beech Trees can grow almost anywhere in the country... from northern Minnesota to southern Texas.

They are ideal shade trees. They have long branches that create a large, dense shade canopy... protecting anything underneath from the hot summer sun.

The dark green leaves have a unique pattern that adds character to your yard... and they turn a bright bronze in the fall.

The beautiful blue-gray bark is very smooth, and looks elegant in all seasons. The wood is very strong, and is very damage resistant.

The American Beech Tree's nuts often attract many forms of wildlife, including pigeons, squirrels and bluejays.

Beech Trees are typically under story trees, so they can grow in areas that don't get much sun. They're also very disease and insect resistant as well.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
My favorite tree. I have planted almost every kind of tree sold on this site, and Beech trees are my favorite. I would argue that it is one of the slowest growing trees available on this site, so you have to be patient. You are guaranteed to add value to your property over time with one of these
December 31, 2012
I got mine about three years ago from Fast-Growing-Trees. I thought they send me a bush by mistake. This year I saw the pretty tree trunks growing. My son trimed all the little bush parts growing around it and now it looks like a tree. Don't give up, it's in there somewhere
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Poor coordination on the crop calendar
I've planted several American Beeches and yours is the first sourced out of South Carolina shipped around 7 April to an environment that is retarded about 2 weeks. The plant arrived in-tact and already vegatating, where leaf emergence here in Northen VA is not unitl 27 April. It got cold and went into shock.

It survives now but just barely. I think it developed a leaf disease due to weakness. It does not appear to be setting well for spring emergence. Still, I think the error was either buying too late or too early; a coordination call.

Certainly the plant should not have been in emergence in early April in DC.

Let's see what happens in the spring.
October 6, 2015
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your American Beech

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your American Beech.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your American Beech gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your American Beech again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Looks like a beautiful tree with a big canopy
Pamela M on Mar 20, 2016
Looks like a beautiful tree with a big canopy
Pamela M on Mar 20, 2016
I love the shape of this tree and this will be put in a woodlands area.
Brenda C on Nov 8, 2015
I love the shape of this tree and this will be put in a woodlands area.
Brenda C on Nov 8, 2015
Is the root system deep or shallow for the American Beech?
Joseph Z on Apr 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They have a shallow root system.
Do you have any dwarf varigated beech trees?
Charlotte K on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have any dwarf or variegated.
How much does the American Beech grow each year?
Barbaree A on Aug 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees grow about 1-2ft per year.
is this the understory tree which keeps its tan leaves all winter? is it called the "ironwood" ? i'm asking the dealer or anyone who knows the answer...no guesses I need to know
melissa j v on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Don't think so. My leaves were big, soft velvety, dark green.
I plan of planting a few trees around my property. I heard these were okay for horses to be around. My property has very few trees so they will be in full sunlight and I have sandy land and I'm in Northern Central Texas. Would an American Beech be a good option for me?
Mattie on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are safe for horses, need full sun, very adaptable to any soil conditions. It is a good option for you.
Is the transplant fertilizer good all transplanted items? Can I buy it seperately?
John M on Sep 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the transplant fertilizer is versatile for all of our trees and shrubs.

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Will trees and shrubs look like the photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos. Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Trimming & Pruning

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.