ELEGANT LEGACY TREE WITH GLOSSY COPPER FALL COLOR
May Benefit & Attract: blue jays, titmice, nuthatches, and grosbeaks
- Long-lived shade tree with distinct curly green leaves, that change bronze-yellow for fall
- Known for its large rounded canopy and smooth silver-gray bark
- Edible beech nuts, you and the birds can enjoy
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 60-70' tall
- Mature Width: 60-70' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 50-60' apart
Why plant Audubon® Native American Beech Treeling?
A more beautiful bird feeder there never was! American Beech is a magnificent native forest tree cherished by humans for its smooth, slate-gray bark, its lofty canopy, and its golden and toffee-colored fall foliage, but this tree is also adored by birds. In fall, you may spot Blue Jays, titmice, nuthatches, and grosbeaks foraging among the branches for the energy-rich Beech nuts. Even more valuable to birds, however, are the many caterpillars that American Beech supports. Nearly 130 species of moth and butterfly caterpillars feed on its foliage, and these protein-packed morsels serve as vital nourishment for songbirds and their chicks.
American Beech is possibly our country’s most elegant forest tree. In winter, its bleached, tissue-paper leaves flutter against slate-gray trunks, in spring, jade-green leaves emerge, in fall, the foliage turns shades of warm yellow and topaz. Native across a broad expanse of the Eastern U.S. and Canada, American Beech is a climax species, eventually dominating a forest if conditions are right. It can grow to over 100 feet tall in the wild. Its nuts feed deer, bears, porcupines, squirrels, turkeys, blue jays, and at one time, passenger pigeons—now extinct.
How to use Audubon® Native American Beech Treeling in the landscape?
Acadian flycatchers and red-shouldered hawks are some of the many birds that like to nest in American Beech’s canopy. On very old trees, hollows may open up in the trunk, which provide cozy nesting spots for cavity-dwelling birds like titmice, nuthatches, flickers, and woodpeckers.
Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How To Plant Audubon® Native American Beech Treeling
American Beech is particular in its needs. It prefers the woodsy soils that it calls home, so if you live in an older neighborhood and native Beeches grow nearby, this tree may be a good fit. Newer subdivisions where the topsoil has been scraped off spell trouble. American Beech likes a steady supply of moisture, but no standing water, and it won’t tolerate soil being piled on top of its roots, as happens sometimes during construction projects. It is shallow-rooted and needs to “breathe,” just like you and me.
How To Water
The American Beech has rather average water needs. This plant should get about one inch of water a week as rainfall should be able to help you out as well.
How To Fertilize
In spring, feed your American Beech with a granular fertilizer. Lucky for you, we have our Elements Starter Plant Food in granular form to give you that extra boost of life!
How To Prune
If needed, the best time to prune your American Beech is during their dormant period - winter into early spring - before the leaves appear.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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