Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Common Name:American beech Texture:Medium
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Upright, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Green, Yellow, Apr
Fruit: Nut, Edible, (Accessory tissue), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Screening, Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Tall background, Wildlife food, Wind break, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves to 8cm long, undulating, serrate, and point downward; fruit appears like a 4-sided spiky capsule. Winter ID: Typical 1.5 cm spear-like beech buds.