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Fagus americana

American beech

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height20m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fagus americana (American beech). This spreading species of tree will produce oval dark green leaves that will turn golden brown in the autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Beech

Origin

China & Japan, Europe, Britain and North America

Interest and use

It has good autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will require sun or semi-shade; the purple-leaved forms will prefer full sun, the yellow-leaved forms prefer a little shade. They will grow well in any but waterlogged soil.

Propagation

Propagate species by seed in autumn, selected forms by budding in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Problems may be caused by bracket fungi, canker-causing fungi, aphids and beech coccus.

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