Zones: 4 to 9
Mature Height: 60 to 100 feet
Mature Spread: 60 feet
The American Beech is an impressive and sturdy native Beech with smooth grey bark, dark green leaves and glorious golden brown foliage in fall. This large tree is naturally low-branched and has an irregular shape. It has edible nuts and makes an excellent shade tree.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the American Beech has a slow growth rate. It grows up to 100 feet in height and 60 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 4 to 9.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: Sow seed 3/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 20 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.
If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.