name botanical:Fagus grandiflora
family:Beech family (Fagaceae)
height:up to 30 m (99 ft)
The leaves are oblong to oval and are about 10 cm (3.9 in) long. The leaf margin is serrated and the leaf arrangement is alternate. The autumn color is golden yellow to brown.
fall foliage:golden-yellow to brown
flowering:April - May
gender distribution:monoecious / unisexual
Prickly crop canopy with two beechnuts. The beechnuts are slightly toxic.
The branches are brown and the buds are red-brown, narrow, elongated and pointed.
bark:The bark is grayish and smooth.
location:Sun to partial shade
soil:sandy - loamy to clayey
ph value:slightly acidic to alkaline
In America, this beech is a forest tree, which grows mainly in beech-maple mixed forests. The beechnuts are used by wildlife for food.
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