Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' Form: Columnar, Weeping
Common Name:weeping purple beech Texture:Medium
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Pendulous, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):7 - 10m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Pubescent, Elliptic, Ovate, Ciliate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Purple, Apr- May
Fruit: Nut, (Accessory tissue), Green, Brown, Sep- 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, Tall background
Key ID Features:Tall, narrow, deciduous tree with pendulous branches; leaves emerge dark purple and fade to purple-green in summer. Winter ID: buds >2 cm long x 5 mm wide, pointed, spear-like, divergent, brown; bark smooth, silver-grey, with a horizontal pattern (like an elephant's leg).