Information for American Beech


Data



Accepted Symbol
FAGR 
Symbol
FAGR 
Scientific Name
Fagus Grandifolia 
Common Name
American Beech 
Category
Dicot 
Genus
Fagus 
Family
Fagaceae 
Family Symbol
FAGACE 
Family Common Name
Beech Family 

Ecology and Taxonomy Data



Orders
Liliales 
Subclass
Liliidae 
Class
Liliopsida 
Division
Magnoliophyta 
Superdivision
Spermatophyta 
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta 
Kingdom
Plantae 
Itis Tsn
42750 
Duration
Perennial 
Growth Habit
Forb/herb 
Native Status
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N) 

Morphology/Physiology



Active Growth Period
Spring and Summer 
Bloat
None 
C N Ratio
High 
Coppice Potential
No 
Fall Conspicuous
Yes 
Fire Resistance
No 
Flower Color
Yellow 
Flower Conspicuous
No 
Foliage Color
Green 
Foliage Porosity Summer
Dense 
Foliage Porosity Winter
Dense 
Foliage Texture
Medium 
Fruit Color
Brown 
Fruit Conspicuous
No 
Growth Form
Single Stem 
Growth Rate
Slow 
Height At Base Age
30 
Maximum Feet
80 
Height
No 
Mature Feet
No 
Known Allelopath
Long 
Leaf Retention
No 
Lifespan
None 
Low Growing Grass
Yes 
Nitrogen Fixation
Erect 
Resprout Ability
None 

Growth Data



Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils
Yes 
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils
Yes 
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils
No 
Anaerobic Tolerance
Low 
Caco3 Tolerance
Low 
Cold Stratification Required
Yes 
Drought Tolerance
High 
Fertility Requirement
Low 
Fire Tolerance
Medium 
Frost Free Days
92 
Hedge Tolerance
None 
Moisture Use
Medium 
Ph Minimum
4.1 
Ph Maximum
7.2 
Planting Density Per Acre
300 
Maximum
800 
Precipitation Minimum
28 
Precipitation Maximum
80 
Root Depth
32 
Minimum Inches
None 
Salinity Tolerance
Tolerant 
Shade Tolerance
-44 

Reproduction Data



Bloom Period
Mid Spring 
Commercial Availability
Routinely Available 
Fruit Seed Abundance
Medium 
Fruit Seed Period Begin
Summer 
Fruit Seed Period End
Fall 
Fruit Seed Persistence
Yes 
Propogated By Bare Root
Yes 
Propogated By Bulbs
No 
Propogated By Container
Yes 
Propogated By Corms
No 
Propogated By Cuttings
No 
Propogated By Seed
Yes 
Propogated By Sod
No 
Propogated By Sprigs
No 
Propogated By Tubers
No 
Seeds Per Pound
1600 
Seed Spread Rate
Slow 
Seedling Vigor
Low 
Small Grain
No 
Vegetative Spread Rate
None 

Sustainibility Data



Berry Nut Seed Product
Yes 
Christmas Tree Product
No 
Fodder Product
No 
Fuelwood Product
Medium 
Lumber Product
Yes 
Naval Store Product
Yes 
Nursery Stock Product
Yes 
Palatable Browse Animal
Low 
Palatable Human
Yes 
Post Product
No 
Pulpwood Product
Yes 
Veneer Product
Yes 
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