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Fagus grandifolia var. caroliniana
Synonyms: F. americana; F. ferruginea

Common Name(s): American beech
Family: Fagaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 100 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=72° (F)
Opt.Min=55° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 43 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -44° (F)
Soil pH: 4 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium; coarse
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Very bright
Thrives in cold temperatures in eastern US. Found west through Indiana.
Pythium, Phytothora, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Cephalosporium
Material - wood, Environ. - shade/shelt, Material - gum/resin
Temperate-continental, subtropical-humid
Geographical Origin:
North America
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