Fagus grandifolia

Common name: American Beech

Native plant

One of the most shade tolerant trees we grow, Fagus grandifolia is part of the climax beech-maple forests in Indiana. Native beech trees are within a few miles of the west side of Lake Michigan all the way to Door County, Wisconsin. Spectacular smooth gray bark, though people tend to carve their names on it! Outstanding golden-yellow fall color. I have tried growing this tree in the field, and it has done very poorly. I moved three of them into a staghorn sumac thicket, and they grew 2 feet in one year! We now grow them in #5 containers under shade.

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Pricing

Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $34
11 to 24 units $32
25 or more units $30

Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Environment

Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Single trunk

General information

Mature height
40 Feet
Mature width
30 Feet
Max height
80 Feet
Max width
40 Feet
Growth rate
Slow
Flower color
Whitish
Fall color
Yellow

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