- Latin Name- Fagus Hardy Planting Zone- 4-8 Mature Height- 66-115 ft Width- 25-40 Sun or Shade- Full Sun to Partial Shade
American Beech Seedlings
American Beech seedlings also commonly called the Fagus Grandifolia or the Latin name. They can take growth up to twenty-four inches per year. The leaves or foliage can range from green to dark green in the spring and summer with bronze or yellow in the fall. The foliage is oval shaped, and this tree is used for its shade and as an ornamental tree.
The tree gets nuts called beech nuts that are attractive to squirrels, deer, raccoons, woodpeckers, blue jays, pigeons and other wildlife. The American beach seedlings as mature trees have been used in building houses and used for making plywood. It is used in some other applications like beer making or smoking cheese. The tar from the tree has been used to help with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A unique use for beech trees is that they were used to write on and became some of the first books earning it the name the Tree of Learning.