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American Beech

Fagus grandifolia

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Growing Zones: 3-9
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

60 ft.

Mature Width:

60 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Fagus grandifolia

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Formal, Stately and Highly Ornamental

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 understory trees, so they can grow in areas that don't get much sun. They're also very disease and insect resistant as well.

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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
over 3 years ago
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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
January 1, 2013

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.

Planting & Care

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? Store
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.
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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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

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