American Beech

Fagus grandifolia

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Basic Information

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Size

60 - 100 ft

Leaf Color

Green, Yellow Fall Foliage

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblong/Oval

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

Wildlife, Butterflies

American Beech Habitat

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) thrives in lowlands with moist soil and part shade.

American Beech Facts

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) unlike most hardwoods prefers shade. Its wood is hard, heavy and tough. They are long living and can take upwards of forty years to begin to produce seeds. Beechnuts are an extremely important food source to wildlife. In the fall they light up mountains in the Appalachians with bright yellow fall foliage.

American Beech Distribution



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