Also called Fagus sylvatica atropunicea.

A variety, subspecies or form of 🇪🇺 European beech  Fagus sylvatica, which is part of beech  genus Fagus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

If the scientific botanical third name is capitalized and surrounded by single-quotes (e.g., Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' or 'Atropunicea'), then this is cultivar.

This variety (or subspecies, form or cultivar) is often used in landscaping, having leaves that are not ▲▲ toothed, but ♒︎ undulate, and leaf colors=purple, bronze or burgundy for the whole growing season (half our staff) or for first half of the growing season (the other half of our staff—we will ground-truth next summer!).  This is due to a mutation (genetic defect) in the coding for the plant's chlorophyll, that allows red light to be reflected or transmitted, instead of being absorbed and used for photosynthesis. [citation needed]

The cultivar ranges from 🇪🇺 Europe into 🇹🇷 Turkey.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 62)

Residents of eastern North America may wish to replace this tree with their native alternative American beech  Fagus grandifolia.

Learn more about ◼︎ copper or ◼︎ purple 🇪🇺 European beech Fagus sylvatica purpurea

🔍︎ 🔍︎ images Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Missouri Botanical Garden 'Atropurpurea' Missouri Botanical Garden 'Purpurea Pendula' Missouri Botanical Garden 'Purpurea Tricolor' USDA PLANTS db Wikipedia