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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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Also known as Fagus americana
|40-80 (100) ft tall by to 40 ft wide
|Upland, mesic to dry mesic hardwood forests.
|Shade tree. It is known for its smooth light gray bark. Its leaves turn yellow and then light brown remaining on the tree until nearly spring and providing interest to the winter landscape. If you are privileged to have this tree in the landscape, retain and protect it.
|Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
always floodedextremely dry
|Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:
|Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
|Salt Spray Tolerance:
|Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
|Clay, Loam, Sand
Fruits (a nut in a bur) are valued by wildlife.
Tree valued for nesting by some songbirds.
Larval host for walnut sphinx (Amorpha juglandis).