American Beech Tree: Fagus Grandifolia - 16 Inch Pot - 7+ Feet Tall
A large, deciduous tree with smooth, gray bark and dark green leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
Caring for Fagus grandifolia, commonly known as American Beech, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This deciduous tree thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It is adaptable to various soil types but performs best in moist, loamy soil. Water the tree deeply during dry spells, ensuring that the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune the tree sparingly, mainly for shaping or removing dead or damaged branches. Fagus grandifolia is generally resistant to pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance choice for your landscape. With proper care, your American Beech will develop a majestic canopy of glossy, dark green leaves in the summer and showcase its attractive smooth bark year-round, providing shade and adding beauty to your outdoor space.