River's Purple European Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'

Pronunciation: FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka ri-VERZ-ee-ee
SKU #03579
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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
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.
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Red Maple (Acer rubrum); Spruce (Picea); Lilacy (Syringa); European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus); Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore The species name of F. sylvatica is derived from the Greek for forest-loving.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.