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Engler Beech Fagus engleriana

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FAG-us eng-ler-ee-AY-nuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Deciduous tree; leaves alternate, simple, toothed with 1 tooth for each secondary vein; flowers small and inconspicuous; fruit a 3-angled nut inside of a weakly spiny husk.

 

 

 

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Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#shade tree#food source#Beech Tree#edible fruits#low branches
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#shade tree#food source#Beech Tree#edible fruits#low branches
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Fagus
    Species:
    engleriana
    Family:
    Fagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & South East China
    Wildlife Value:
    food for mammals and birds
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    EDIBLE PARTS: Nutmeats, in small quantities, edible raw or cooked. Young leaves can be cooked for greens in the spring.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 60 ft. 0 in. - 70 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 45 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    a 3-angled nut inside of a weakly spiny husk.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Description:
    flowers small and inconspicuous
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    4 in. alternate, simple leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    English Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Upset Stomach
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Saponic Glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Seeds