Fagus grandifolia (American Beech)
The American beech, Fagus grandifolia, is endemic to eastern North America and may be found across North Carolina. It is a huge deciduous tree with a thick, upright-oval to rounded-spreading crown and smooth bark that remains smooth as the tree grows, often growing to 60 to 80 feet tall or more. It's a low-branched tree with a mature trunk diameter ranging from 2 to 3 feet. This tree is salt tolerant to a degree.
Botanical Name : Fagus grandifolia
Common Name : American Beech
Height : 60- 80 ft
Spread : 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 4-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 88