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Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.) Beeches, oaks, stone oaks, chestnuts and other members of the beech family.

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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:50 AM
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fagus sylvatica

Hi, we are very interested in purchasing a European Beech tree for our yard here in northern Maryland. However, I'm having a hard time finding any local or even online nurseries that sell these trees. We currently have a nice big one, and I wonder how easy it is to take a small branch and propagate a new tree. Of course since we'd like to start with a larger size, it would be much better to find a larger one from some commercial nursery.

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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:53 AM
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Re: fagus sylvatica

These are grown either from seed or by grafting. They are slow-growing but grow huge in time, except when less vigorous cultivars are planted. Most of the commonly sold kinds are large-growing.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I know there are some nurseries that occasionally have them, and I'm still hopeful of finding one that maybe can ship to me.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 11:01 AM
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Re: fagus sylvatica

Try your local native American Beech Fagus grandifolia instead? It looks just as good.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Yes, thanks. But it is also not widely available in nurseries. I'd use it if I could find one, even though it grows more slowly than the european beech. It also my not like the full sun as much as its european cousin.
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