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  • European Beech Tree Base Size1 Gallon Air-Pot
  • European Beech Tree Base Size1 Gallon Air-Pot
  • European Beech Tree Base Size1 Gallon Air-Pot
  • European Beech Tree Base Size1 Gallon Air-Pot

European Beech Tree Base Size1 Gallon Air-Pot

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European Beech aka Copper Beech Tree

Botanical Reference: Fagus Sylvatica 

 

 

ERC SYNONYM ADVISORY: 

 

It appears that the Name "European Beech" may be the Official 'Species Name' for this plant which is sometimes referred to as "Copper Beech' 

 

An upright evergreen conifer with lime-yellow foliage. A "glowing" effect occurs in the winter garden, even on gray days. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 8' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.

 

Fagus sylvatica

European Beech

The grand patriarch of specimen trees. Generations of horticulturists have selected a rich assortment of beautiful cultivars that are grafted onto rootstocks such as these.

 

From: Oregon State University:

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

Common name: Purpleleaf European Beech, Copperleaf European Beech

Pronunciation: FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka

Family: Fagaceae

Genus: Fagus

Synonyms: ‘Atropurpurea’,

‘Cuprea’

Type: Broadleaf

 

  • Purple leaf clone of Fagus sylvatica.  Upon emergence, leaves are very purple but they become more green during the growing season.  The purple leaf characteristic has been found several times in the wild and there are several purple leaf cultivars.  The leaves of 'Cuprea', Copper Beech, are reportedly somewhat paler than those of the true Purple Beech (Dirr, 1998, p. 371).
  • Corvallis: Cental Park

 

Public Display:

  • Oregon State Univ. campus: On Orchard St., north side of Withycombe parking lot.