I am guessing most people on this forum are familiar with european beech, I was wonderng if anyone is cultivating american beech , fagus grandiflora. I just realized there is a population of native trees in east texas and was wondering if it could be cultivated in central texas. Obviously it has some heat tolerance, the difference here would be soil reaction (ph) and rainfall. But in a cultivated setting it could of course be watered, and sulfur applied if necessary. People do grow magnolias from east texas here with some success. another companion in its east texas pineywoods habitat, loblolly pine, cannot be cultivated here (central texas) in my opinion. Any thoughts? I've noticed the native plant nurseries here in central texas do not grow them. So there could be a reason for that. I also notice that it is not widely cultivated relative to european beech. Is that a better tree? looks really similar.