Beech Tree (Fabus grandifolia)
Beech Tree: Fabus grandifolia, the beech tree, is a handsome tree native to North America.
The beech tree originated in the hardwood forests of the eastern seaboard and became a favorite across most USDA growing zones. Today, you will find it flourishing from the woods of Maine to northern Florida and west as far as Oklahoma and across Texas to the Mexican border.
Besides the name beech tree, you might hear these other nicknames for this lovely species:
- ● American Beech
- ● Beechnut Tree
- ● Red Beech
- ● Ridge Beech
- ● White Beech
Beech Tree Care Requirements
As a forest native, the beech tree prefers full sun to a partially shaded spot in your yard. It also loves rich, woodsy soil and sufficient moisture without overwatering.
The beech tree requires little to no care once it establishes its roots and can exist on minimal rainfall. But at first, you would do well to amend the soil with hardwood mulch and give it about an inch of water each week.
After it matures, the beech tree is drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant, cold-tolerant, and disease-resistant.
The Grand Good Looks of the American Beech Tree
The beech tree is a medium-height tree with a mature height of sixty to eighty feet wide and a canopy measuring forty to sixty feet across. The crown forms an attractive domed shape. The trunk can reach as much as three feet in diameter and has a relatively smooth, attractive gray bark.
The oblong leaves of the beech tree alternate on the zig-zag stems. They measure up to five inches long and two or three inches wide. They have toothy margins and tend to cluster towards the tips of the branches. The leaves are deep green and glossy on the top and lighter green on the bottom.
The tree has tiny yellow flowers that bloom in the spring and produce the famous edible beech nut.
Order Your Beech Tree From TN Nursery Today
TN Nursery offers the American beech tree, a native species that grows across almost the entire country. Please place your order with us today.
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Never had a Beech tree so I didn't know what to expect. I was surprised when I received it, they package it really well, TN is one of my go to nurseries. Thank you all.
25 beech trees arrived in great condition with healthy roots. I planted 24 hours after arriving . Optimistic .
This is a good tree to accent in a very spacious lawn. I love seeing this is my farm house with my mini pond on the side.
I cannot give a review because, although ordered two weeks ago, I’ve never received it.
They arrived late (usps) but seemed none the worse for wear, we’re well packaged and hopefully this spring will begin their tree journey!
Absolute gorgeous tree.
I was pleased with my beech trees I received. As yet, they are still dormant so I am hoping they survived the transfer and grow.big and strong. I had 4 beech trees when I bought this house 30 years ago and hope to recover those trees again.
Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my trees where great
These are just awesome.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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