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European Beech Tree
Three Seasons of Brilliant Purple Tones, Plus Winter Interest!
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European Beech Tree

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 49192
$46.95
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This European Beech is rarely available in the U.S., yet easy and trouble-free to grow!

THE Specimen Tree You Must Have!
This splendid tree is worthy of designing your entire garden around, so lovely is it year-round -- and so different in every season! The spring foliage is pink-edged purple, the summer a solid, glossy purple, and the fall a brilliant maroon-red! In winter, the smooth gray bark stands out against the dull browns and blacks of other tree trunks. Absolutely stunning!

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.

Genus Fagus
Species sylvatica
Variety 'Purpurea Tricolor'
ItemForm Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 4 - 7
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 20 ft - 30 ft
PlantWidth 10 ft - 20 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Flower, Grafted, Variegated
FoliageColor Pink, Purple, Rose
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Legacy
Ruth Magnuson from CA wrote (June 04, 2013):
I bought this tree, a bare root twig, from this company in 1962 and planted it in my parent's yard in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I left Michigan in 1970 and have never been back but thanks to Google maps I can see the results and they are quite lovely. Here is the link in which you can see the result on the left side of the photo. Be patient, it takes a little while to load. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=2648+Manchester+Road,+Ann+Arbor,+MI&hl=en&ll=42.249986,-83.713151&spn=0.000536,0.001013&sll=42.250073,-83.713456&layer=c&cbp=13,268.6,,0,0.01&cbll=42.249986,-83.713151&hnear=2648+Manchester+Rd,+Ann+Arbor,+Washtenaw,+Michigan+48104&t=h&z=21&panoid=jnFl-RWs9Z-HGn4qIo4dJA