American Beech Tree

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Latin Name- Fagus Hardy Planting Zone- 4-8 Mature Height- 66-115 ft Width- 25-40 Sun or Shade- Full Sun to Partial Shade

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American Beech Tree

American Beech tree has heavy bark. They live as long as 300 years. During Fall, the Beech's leaves are a bright golden color. The Beech also produces edible nuts.The American beech tree is a shade tree native to the eastern United States with strikingly silver-gray bark. It is the only beech tree that is native to North America. The most robust specimens can grow to a height of 115 feet.It produces four-lobed beech nuts which draw birds and animals that forage for them in the tree branches and on the soil surface. The American beech reproduces by the spread of its seedlings and through sprouts in its roots. Because of the root propagation stands of American beech often grow close to one another.Its roots grow to quite a thickness above ground, and many people consider them to have a resemblance to the human leg and arm muscles.The largest specimens of the American beech grow in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys near the rivers of both valleys. American beeches there can live for as long as 400 years.


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