Family: Fagaceae

Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica purpurea Pendula

Common Name: Weeping European Beech


Weeping Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica purpurea pendula) A Weeping purple leaf Beech

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone4-7
Moistureaverage, avoid wet areas and compact soil
Soil & Siteprefers well drained, average
Flowersinconspicuous, monoecious, male and female flowers separate on the same tree
Fruittriangular nut enclosed in a spiky 4-lobes involucre, contains 2 nuts
Leavessimple, toothed, lobed, wavy, bronze purple in the spring
Dimensionsroughly 10 feet, slow growing, size can depend on where the plant is top grafted
Cultivar OriginName first published in Germany in 1865.
Misc FactsFagus [genus name] is derived from Greek phegos (beech) or phago- (eating) component, and is the Latin name for 'beech tree'. Sylvatica means 'wild, of or from woods or forests". (#145)
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson), #145-Plant Lives (Sue Eland)
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