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 🇹🇷 Türkiye (Turkey).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
On No-Planting List by Seneca Nation of Indians SNI.  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' NRCS PLANTS db Wikipedia