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American Beech American Beech Tree with Yellow Fall Foliage

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The American Beech Tree is a hardy, regal tree that grows just about anywhere in the US. They give you a quick source of dense shade that can lower your AC bills!

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American Beech

Formal, Stately and Highly Ornamental

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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.



Growing Zones: 3-9

Mature Height: 60 ft.
Mature Width: 60 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Botanical Name: Fagus grandifolia
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-9
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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your American Beech can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant 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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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
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December 31, 2012
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
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