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Fagus grandifolia

American beech

Fagus grandifolia is a shade-tolerant, late successional tree native across the southeast. This tree is easily identified by its smooth bark and its ability to hold dormant leaves until the spring. It tolerates a range of moisture conditions- from moist floodplains to rocky mountainsides. It prefers to not be in full sun. Fagus grandifolia works well for restoration projects, or as a street tree. The nuts produced in the fall are eaten by all birds and mammals of all sizes.

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Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative upland

Attributes

  • Shade Tolerant

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Floodplain
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Bottomland Hardwood

Classification by Use

  • Stream Restoration
  • Street Tree
  • Erosion Control
  • Shade Tree