Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:copper beech Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 10 - 15m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Red, Apr- May
Fruit: Nut, (Accessory tissue)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Street (boulevard tree)
Key ID Features:Leaves alternate, deltoid to ovate, glossy with margins entire, undulate, and often ciliate, dark red; fruit capsule-like, brown, bristly. Winter ID: elliptical buds >2 cm long x 4 mm wide, pointed, spear-like, divergent, brown; bark smooth, silver-grey, with a horizontal pattern (like an elephant's leg).