Fagus grandifolia American Beech Description This majestic native tree has a dense crown which makes it a great shade tree. The foliage turns a golden bronze in autumn. The nuts are an important food source for wildlife. One of the few decidous trees that can do well in shady spots. Characteristics Hardiness Zone: 4 Light requirements: Sun/Shade Height: 70' Spread: 50' Native: Yes Sizes & Prices Size: 2" Cal $495.00 Other Information All Beech American Beech Fagus grandifolia Zone: 4 Sun/Shade HT: 70' Weeping European Beech Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' Zone: 4 Sun HT: 12-20' European Beech Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' Zone: 4 Sun HT: 25-30'