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Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group
Pronunciation: FAY-gus sil-VAT-ih-kuh
Common Name: copper beech
Family Name: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features:
Course(s): not used (on campus)


Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:15 - 22m
Spread:10 - 15m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Images
copper beech
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Margins: Undulate (wavy)

 
 
Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Not showy, Red
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

 
Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Accessory tissue, 3-angled nuts from compound ovary enclosed in prickly bracts that split open like a capsule

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae, Ectomycorrhizal with species of Amanita, Boletus, Cantharellus, Hebeloma and Lactarius.


 
Location(s):
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend : 75
(BHE) Boulevard by Hwy. 10 Eastend : 549
(ONE) Overpass North side East
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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