River's Purple European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
|Description||The deepest purple foliage of any purple-leafed beech with richly colored foliage that retains its dark purple color throughout the summer months. A special selection from England. A magnificent specimen tree for larger landscapes. Not recommended for hot, dry areas. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 40 to 50 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Use this big Beech in large landscapes, or as a street or park tree. Stands alone or in a grove, and may be used to accent other groves of green trees.|
|Companion Plants||Red Maple (Acer rubrum); Spruce (Picea); Lilacy (Syringa); European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus); Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)|
|Care||Highly adaptable to a wide range of soil types, providing it is well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce the frequency, continuing with deep waterings. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Seldom needs pruning.|
|Lore||The species name of F. sylvatica is derived from the Greek for forest-loving.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7
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