Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula' Form: Weeping
Common Name:weeping copper beech Texture:Medium
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Pendulous, Dense
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible, Lustrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Undulate (wavy), Ciliate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Dark-red, Apr- May
Fruit: Nut, (Accessory tissue), Green, Brown, Oct- Nov
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Small garden/space, Specimen plant
Key ID Features:Grafted with pendulous branches (form is umbrella or mushroom-like); leaves emerge purple in spring, fading to green-purple in summer. Leaves alternate, ovate-elliptic with undulating margin and prominent veins. Winter ID: elliptical buds >1 cm long x 3 mm wide, pointed, spear-like, divergent, brown; bark smooth, silver-grey, with a horizontal pattern (like an elephant's leg).