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FAGUS GRANDIFOLIA / AMERICAN BEECH

FAGUS GRANDIFOLIA / AMERICAN BEECH

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  • Leaves: American beech is recognized by its distinctive leaves, which are alternate, simple, and elliptical in shape. They have a smooth, glossy texture and serrated margins. The leaves turn a beautiful golden bronze color in the fall, adding to the tree's ornamental appeal.

  • Bark: One of the most notable features of American beech is its smooth, gray bark that often develops horizontal lines or ridges as the tree matures. The bark's uniform color and texture make it stand out in the forest.

  • Mast Tree: American beech is considered a mast tree because it produces a large quantity of beechnuts or mast in the fall. These nuts are an important food source for various wildlife species, including birds, squirrels, deer, and black bears. The tree's mast production contributes to local ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • Shade Tolerance: American beech is highly shade-tolerant and can thrive in the understory of forests. Its ability to grow in low-light conditions makes it an important component of eastern North American forests.

  • Conservation and Landscaping: American beech is a valuable tree in both natural and landscaped settings. It provides shade, has an attractive form, and adds to the biodiversity of natural areas. However, it's important to note that American beech can be susceptible to beech bark disease, a fungal disease that has impacted its populations in some regions.
  • BLOOM TIME: MID-SPRING
  • SPREADĀ 16-20 M
  • HEIGHTĀ 18-25 MĀ 
  • NATIVE TO ONTARIO

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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