Due to the winter weather, orders from these states will ship in the spring, April to May: CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NV, OR, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY. And due to the extreme cold and wind which we experienced through the Christmas holidays of December 2022, many Osmanthus varieties won't be shipped until we are assured there is no cold damage. This may be as late as April or May, 2023. We may choose to delay shipping other plants as well.

Fagus grandifolia
Fagus grandifolia
Fagus grandifolia

Fagus grandifolia

Regular price $20.00 Sale

Beech Tree. This has to be one of the aristocrats of our native American trees. Dirr notes that J.U. Crockett spoke of this tree thus: "If the word noble had to be applied to only one kind of tree, the honor would probably go to the beech." Long known for its smooth gray bark which always tempts one to carve their initials in the trunk. Please, forbear! It is easily identified even when without foliage with its 1" long pointed buds. It has a pleasing yellow fall color which upon fading, the leaves turn a soft tan. And to me, its most endearing characteristic is these tan leaves which hang on all winter. There is nothing more glorious than to look through a deciduous forest in winter and see the Beeches interspersed with their tan leaves. We have much larger plants that can be picked up, but are far too large to ship. Photos courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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