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Fagus japonica


Order: Fagales
   Family: Fagaceae
            Genus: Fagus
                        Specie: Fagus japonica

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Bluish green leaves turn yellow in autumn

Uses: Autumn color Woodland gardens Specimen tree Shade tree

Zones: 6?8

Description: From the mountains of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan, this is a deciduous tree to 80 ft (24 m) with persistent soft hairs on the undersides of the oval leaves. Both surfaces are furry when the leaves are young. Zones 6?8.

Growth Habit: Spreading with dense canopy

Comments: Attractive bark, buds and new growth

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