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Photo by Michael A. Dirr.

American Beech

American Beech is a large imposing deciduous tree widespread in rich woodlands in eastern North America. It has toothed oval leaves several inches long which are bright green turning yellow in fall, then brown, and remaining on tree through the winter. The large trunk is silver-gray and smooth barked and inviting for people who like to carve their initials etc. The beech nuts produced in fall are tasty and relished by wildlife but too tedious to pick out for most people. Allow space and plant in fertile soil that is moist but well-drained. Don't hope to grow anything much in the dense shade of a beech tree!

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Height
50-60 Feet

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Spread
60-80 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Deciduous
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Soil Properties
Well-drained
Sun Requirements
Full Sun to Full Shade