Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow, possible medium for young treesMature Height - 50-70'; occasionally 100-120'Mature Width - 50-70'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious; male and female on the same tree; male in globose heads; mistillate in spikes with 2-4 flowers. April-early May with the emerging leaves.Fruit - Three-winged nut, solitary or in groups of 2 or 3, partly or wholly enclosed by a prickly involucre about 0.75" long, the prickles recurved; nut is edible.Leaf - Fall Color - beautiful golden bronze, often persisting into winter.Bark - Thin, smooth, light blusing gray almost silvery on young stems; similar on mature trees, but darker.Other Features - Beautiful native tree; restricted to large area usePossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Moist, well-drained, acid (pH 5-6.5) soil is preferred; will not withstand wet or compacted soils, or soil with a low oxygen concentration (less than 15%). Shallow root system, transplant when dormant.Native Habitat - New Brunswick to Ontario, South to Florida and TexasDiseases and Insects - Leaf spots, powdery mildew, bleeding canker, leaf mottle, beech bark disease, cankers, aphids, brown wood borer, beech scale, beech mealybug, two-lined chestnut borer and caterpillars have all been reported, but are not considered particularly seriousStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Beech.- Other plants of the family Fagaceae.- Other plants of the genus Fagus.- Other plants of the species Fagus grandifolia.