$21.99 – $44.99
Edible Native Plants, Focal point, Keystone Species, Shade Tolerant
50 - 80'
1 Gallon, 2 Gallon
Deep, rich, moist but well-drained.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Keystone Value: The genus Fagus (Beech) supports over 120 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a large tree that often reaches 50-80′ in height and width and provides landscape interest throughout the year. The silvery-white bark provides interest in the winter, and spring blooms emerge as feathery tassels. In the summer it is an impressive shade tree, and the autumn foliage is a striking golden bronze. American Beech prefers moist, well-drained soil and can tolerate full-sun to part-shade. If given enough space, American Beech performs beautifully as a specimen tree, or it can be allowed to sucker and form a hedge or grove. Its wildlife value cannot be overstated. Beechnuts ripen in the fall and provide food for a wide range of mammals and birds. As a keystone species American Beech supports over 120 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, including the Banded Tussock Moth pictured above.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!