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Fagus grandiflora

American Beech
Fagus grandiflora

Fagus '' Overview

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Height: 50-80 ft
  • Spread: 40-80 ft
  • Spacing: 40 ft
Category:  Trees ,   Natives

  • Smooth gray bark
  • Blooms in spring (April-May), monoecious, male flowers are in long-stemmed, rounded clusters, females are on short spikes
  • Beechnuts ripen in fall, they are triangular nuts enclosed in spiny bracts and are edible
  • Leaves persist into winter, copper to bronze color
  • Upright, oval to rounded crown habit
  • Intolerant of wet or poorly draining soils
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