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Blue Beech

Plant Type: Tree
Habitat: Woodland Edge
Light Requirements: sun, part sun
Soil Moisture: mesic, wet
Soil Type: All
Height: 20 - 30 ft
Bloom Time: late spring
Flower Colour: yellow reddish- purple
Comments: Slow growing. Very hard wood. Fall colour yellow to red.
Germination: Seed needs a period of warm, moist stratification followed by cold stratification and will germinate after being shifted back to warm, for example 70°-40°-70°F
Alternate Common Name: Blue-Beech, Hornbeam
Picture Copyright: John Oyston