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American Beech

Scientific name

Fagus grandifolia


Light gray smooth bark, growing darker with age. Lives up to and beyond 200 years. Often found in climax forests with sugar maple, yellow birch, and eastern hemlock. Retains leaves in winter.


  • Plant height:
    • Over 3m
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Eco Zone:
    • 5a
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • Up to 25m