American Beech Seedlings

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American Beech Seedlings, Fagus Grandifolia are Slow Growing Shade Producers 

American Beech trees attain a height of 70 feet or more at maturity. Beech trees produce a dense leafy canopy that can spread to as much as 40 feet wide. America Beech seedlings are slow-growing trees: expect 12 inches of new growth or less each year. Although they do not produce instant shade, they grow into one of the most beautiful and beloved shade trees available. The American Beech found almost anywhere east of the Mississippi, but the largest mature specimens located in Ohio and the Mississippi River Valley. Ideal conditions are present in zones 3 through 9. An American Beech can live 300 to 400 years. Plant your American Beech Seedlings in full sun in almost any kind of well-drained soil, but keep the soil consistently moist. Soil content can include loam, sand, or even clay so long as the soil is not swampy or dry.

American Beech Seedling, Fagus Grandifolia is Selected for Parks, Formal Paths, Gardens, and Golf Courses for their Shade Production

Many American Beech trees have been defaced by carve names and other symbols into the smooth gray skin. Sadly, these carvings do not heal and remain for years. Mature American Beech trees produce Beech nuts that fall to the ground in autumn. Beechnuts are edible, nutritious, and delicious, but getting a hold of them before the squirrels, chipmunks, and birds is nearly impossible. Fall coloring for the American Beech ranges from soft orange to gold to yellow and is quite spectacular.

American Beech trees have been a traditional favorite in the U.S. for hundreds of years. American Beech trees were selected for parks, formal paths and gardens, golf courses, and to shade the lawns in front of government buildings. American Beech is better known as Fagus Grandifolia. Hardy in planting zones 4-9. The growth rate is 1-2 feet each year. American Beech seedlings at maturity will be 50-70 feet tall and 40 feet wide. This selection usually has a shallow root system. Plant it in full sun and buried in the fertile, moist but well-drained soil. It will naturally grow into an oval shape and be used as an ornamental tree. It will attract area wildlife to your landscape. It will put off a nut called the beechnut, and these are the essential diet for chipmunks and squirrels. It is not very drought tolerant. So in hotter climates, make sure you water it well and often.


American Beech Seedlings, Fagus Grandifolia is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping

 American Beech is also known as Fagus grandifolia, and the Beech family in which it belongs is Fagaceae. The Beech tree is an essential member of the temperate hardwood forest ecosystem. It grows well in rich, moist soils and can tolerate poor ones. However, American Beeches are tolerant of a wide range of conditions and grow on various sites, including sunny slopes, dry hillsides, and even in swamps. The American Beech Tree is a tree of immense stature, with a trunk that can reach diameters of up to 8 feet in diameter and heights reaching over 100 feet tall. Its smooth greyish brown bark is easily located, which commonly has lenticels (pores) over the entire surface.

American Beech trees are most commonly found in the Eastern United States, where they can be seen growing abundantly in the forests of Appalachia. They prefer well-drained soils, generally occurring on slopes and hills. In the springtime, the trees produce catkins which contain the male flowers, and a small cupule that holds the female flowers. The fruit made is an acorn that is oval-shaped and grows to about 1 inch in length.

Beech seedlings are the seeds that come from the beech tree. The American Beech is one of the largest and most recognizable trees in North America. It is a tree that can grow quite large, usually reaching heights between 80-100 feet and trunk diameters of between 5-8 feet. They have a smooth, thin margin and are roughly oval-shaped with pointed ends. 

American Beech trees are more susceptible to disease than other species because they have shallow roots, making them vulnerable to fungal infections. That means that it is vital to ensure that you get good quality soil free of fungus or mold when planting Beech seedlings. Beech trees grow best in moist soil, so it is essential to make sure that you plant your seedlings in a location where they will not dry out over the summer months. 

Height at maturity: 5-8 feet

Hardiness: zones 3 to 9

Sunlight: partial, full sun

Ship as: Bareroot


They are easy to grow because they increase and can tolerate various conditions. They are attractive because they have shiny green leaves that turn yellow and brown in the fall and attractive bark that is dark gray with long vertical grooves. That makes them an ideal tree for bird lovers or anyone who enjoys watching wildlife in their garden.

Purchase American beech is not native to North America, but it is widely planted in yards and parks throughout the United States and Canada. The trees are attractive additions to any landscape, and they are prized for their rich fall color displays. Beech bark has an intricate pattern of furrows that can make the bark appear similar to birch trees. 

Trees belonging to the Fagaceae family are known for producing good-quality timber. However, these trees offer great shade and valuable oil from their seeds and good quality timber for various purposes. American Beech for sale is best known for producing seeds in nuts that have an outer coating of red or yellowish-brown scaly skin. These nut-producing trees can be quickly grown from the nuts produced by the mother 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
Planting Zones 3-9
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