American Beech Tree Seeds

Store Seeds American Beech Tree Seeds

A broad-crowned, massive trunked, stately tree. The Beech retains its leaves thru the Winter for wonderful visual appeal.

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American Beech Fagus grandifolia Colonial Beech, Canadian Beech, Book Beech Tree Description: Large tree with rounded crown of many long, spreading and horizontal branches, producing edible beechnuts. Height: 60 to 80 feet (18 to 24 meters). Diameter: 1 to 2 1/2 inch (0.3 to 0.8 meters). Leaves: Spreading in 2 rows; 2 1/2 to 5 inches (6 to 13 centimeters) long, 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5 centimeters) wide. Elliptical or ovate, long to pointed at tip; with many straight parallels slightly sunken side veins and coarsely saw to toothed edges; short to stalked. Dull dark blue to green above, light green beneath, becoming hairless or nearly so; turning yellow and brown in fall. Bark: Light gray; smooth, thin. Twigs: Slender, ending in long narrow scaly buds, with short side twigs or spurs. Flowers: With new leaves in spring. Male flowers small, yellowish with many stamens, crowded in ball 3/4 to 1 inch (2 to 2.5 centimeters) in diameter, hanging on slender hairy stalk to 2 inches (5 centimeters). Female flowers about 1/4 inch (6 millimeters) long, bordered by narrow hairy reddish scales, 2 at end of the short stalk. Fruit: 1/2 to 3/4 inch (12 to 19 millimeters) long; short to stalked light brown prickly burs; maturing in autumn and splitting into 4 parts. Usually 2 nuts, about 5/8 inch (15 millimeters) long, 3 to angled, shiny brown, known as beechnuts.

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