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Fagus grandifolia

Common name(s): American Beech, Beech

Plant type: deciduous large tree
Primary method of propagation: seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 4-5 months.
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Comment: Cover seed with one-half inch of soil. Fall sown beds should be mulched and protected against rodents. Seedbeds require half-shade until mid-Summer of the first year.