European Beech Tree
This European Beech is rarely available in the U.S., yet easy and trouble-free to grow!
You will love (and probably begin collecting and pressing!) the3 -inch-long, 2-inch-wide leaves. New spring foliage simply glows, its deep rose to pinkish border jagged and unique from leaf to leaf. By summer, the variegation has vanished, replaced by deep purple with a glossy sheen. And in autumn, prepare for a show of red and maroon like you have never seen before!
The European Beech is not often seen here in the U.S., yet it's quite hardy in temperate climates, and is virtually trouble-free to grow. Reaching 8 to 10 feet tall within 5 years, at maturity it reaches 35 to 40 feet high and 35 feet wide, cutting a magnificent royal-purple swath in the sky! A mainstay of the European landscape, it deserves wider use here.
Plant 'Purpurea Tricolor' in well-drained soil receiving full sun to partial shade. If planting a row, space the trees about 20 to 30 feet apart. Hardy in zones 4-7.
|ItemForm||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||4 - 7|
|PlantHeight||20 ft - 30 ft|
|PlantWidth||10 ft - 20 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Flower, Grafted, Variegated|
|FoliageColor||Pink, Purple, Rose|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|