University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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American Beech
Fagus grandifolia
American Beech form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Beech has very shallow roots and is extremely sensitive to compaction; also sensitive to salt damage and drought.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
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Mature Height: 50-70 Feet
Features: Dark green summer foliage that changes to golden; smooth, light gray to silvery bark.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; slightly acid soil preferred.
Mature Form: Broad rounded, branching low to the ground.
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: This is a large tree and is not suitable for small properties.

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