RIVERS PURPLE BEECH

Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii’

 

Popular Variety of Beech with foliage that emerges red and turns to a deep purple and purple bronze color. It has smooth grey bark and an attractive broad oval form at maturity. Slow to moderate growth rate and is considered a valuable tree in the landscape.

 

 

Height:  50′

Spread:  40′

Shape:  Broadly oval

Foliage:  Deep purple to purple-bronze

Zone:  5

The most popular purple leafed beech.  The smooth silver-gray bark of the trunk is beautiful in winter.