This relatively purple-leaved cultivar of the European beech will make a statement where it is planted. The large size and relatively low branching lead to this beech being largely planted in parks and large estates. The smooth grey bark is accented by purple leaves that sometimes have a green fringe. The wide oval shape, unique color and size makes this a very attractive specimen tree.
Urban Conditions – Partial Shade
Copper or copper with green tinge
|10 Feet||25 Gallon|
Full sun. Needs average to moist rich but well drained and acid soil that will not dry out. Will tolerate some urban conditions. Standing water kills it.
Prune in late winter after coldest days passed. Has low branching and canopy will form at 3′ -4′. Roots are shallow and will emerge from soil close to tree.