This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas
Mature Height and Width:
20-30 feet by 20-30 feet
Bluebeech is one of few native species that can be managed as a landscape tree under heavy shade as a single or multi-stemmed tree or as a shrub. Although native, bluebeech can be an aggressive invader of forest understories in consistently shady and moist environments. The muscle-shaped trunk is not just for looks, this happens to be one of the hardest woods produced in our forests.