- 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 - FAGUS GRANDIFOLIA
American Beech Tree is a popular kind of beech tree.
It started out in eastern North America, but it can be found in southern Canada. In the United States, the plant can often be found from to Texas to Wisconsin to Flordia, and everywhere in between. When the tree is found in the south, it can also be called F. grandifolia var. caroliniana. This respective name is not distinct to North America. A similar tree can be found in the mountains of central Mexico. The tree will often grow to about 20 to 35 meters tall; this is about 66 to 115 feet tall. The bark of the featured tree is usually smooth and it's usually silver or gray. The leaves of the tree are a dark green, and they have small teeth on them. The typical leaf from the tree is six to twelve centimeters or 2.4-4.7 inches long. During the winter, the twigs of the tree are unique among North American trees. The twigs are long, but they are also slender. On each bud, you will find two rows of scales that overlap each other. You will find both sexes on each tree. The American Beech tree can grow in shady conditions as it prefers shade more than other trees. You will often find the respective tree in the forest, and you will often find the respective tree in its pure stands. The tree is often associated with the following tree: Yellow Birch, Sugar Maple, and Eastern Hemlock. When there is a rich bottomland, the tree will grow will. In addition, when the soil is moist and has well-drained slopes, it will grow well. In the south, the tree grows well with Southern Magnolia. The respective tree is important to forestry. The wood of the tree is hard and heavy. Since it's so strong, it takes a modern chainsaw to cut through the bark. You will often see uncut bark because it's left to grow. The common uses of the tree today are it's used for containers, flooring, woodenware, furniture, and handles. These are just to name a few of its uses.
American Beech Tree