Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'

Purple Tricolor Beech

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow to Medium
Mature Height - 10'
Mature Width -
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious; male and female on the same tree; male in globose heads; mistillate in spikes with 2-4 flowers. April-early May with the emerging leaves.
Fruit - Nuts triangular, 0.625" long, usually two enclosed in a long, hard, woody, four lobed husk covered with bristles, borne singly in an erect pubescent pedicle.
Leaf -
Fall Color -
Bark - Smooth gray, usually darker than the American Beech; developing an elephant hide appearance on old trunks; a beauty unmatched by other trees.
Other Features - Purple leaves are edged and striped with rose and pinkish-white. Leaves narrower than usual. May be the same as 'Roseomarginata'.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Slightly more adaptable to different soil conditions than the American Beech (F. grandifolia), but otherwise similar… prefers moist, well-drained, acid (pH 5-6.5) soil; will not withstand wet or compacted soils, or soil oxygen concentration below 15%.
Native Habitat - Europe
Diseases and Insects - Some bark disease problems, most notably occuring at or originating from damaged portions of the bark
Strength -
Weakness -

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- Other plants with the common name Beech.
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- Other plants of the genus Fagus.
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