Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' Form: Columnar, Oval - vertical
Common Name:Dawyck purple beech Texture:Medium
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Fastigiate, Upright, Twiggy
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 5 - 7m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Glandular hairs, Elliptic, Ovate, Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Purple, Apr- May
Fruit: Nut, (Accessory tissue)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Shade tree, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Tall background
Key ID Features:Narrowly columnar tree; leaves broadly elliptic, dark purple turning red in fall. Winter ID: habit, form, and 'elephant skin' bark; buds narrow, pointy, alternating on reddish-brown twigs.