American Beech Seedlings
- 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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The Brilliant American Beech Seedlings
American Beech Seedlings - Fagus grandifolia. The American Beech tree is widely found throughout eastern North America, all the way from Canada to southern Texas. This speaks to its ability to withstand a variety of weather such as extreme cold and heat. It thrives in Hardiness Zones 3 - 9. It is a deciduous, shade favoring tree that prefers full sun and wet, aerated dirt with the ability for a natural moisture runoff. American Beech Seedlings climb to heights between 66 and 115 feet at a medium rate of 1-2 feet per year. Their trunks are broad, sometimes growing to a meter or more. Its silvery bark is thin and smooth to the touch. It stays that way throughout the tree's mature years. In crowded, shady spaces, the trunk extends high and spreads into few sturdy branches with dense overhead foliage. Its disposition changes in a sunnier territory, offering many horizontally extending limbs that create a sprawling, small crown. The leaves are wide ovals with saw-tooth edges and veins. They turn many shades of vibrant green during spring and summer, then peak to yellow or brown in the fall season. These trees flower in the early spring during April and May, displaying male flowers that are small, yellow, and ball-like. The female flowers are similar but have a reddish-brown scaling. They present at the ends of new twigs. Beeches produce the aptly named beechnut in mass quantities every two or three years; it is a favorite treat of squirrels, birds, and other wildlife.
Its thin roots tend to grow very close to the surface, making this tree ideal for areas where no other gardening is wanted or needed. Landscapers love to use beech trees on large properties requiring that perfect spot of shade to relax. Beeches can also be used as a decorative, useful shade cover for driveways on sprawling estates. They display beautiful leaves in the spring and summer when they are bright green. They grow oval and appear to have small jagged edges but are very soft when touched. They can also like moist, acidic and thick and well-drained soils. They can also sport some great fall colors of leaves.
American Beech Seedlings