Also called ◼︎ purple European beech and Fagus sylvatica 'purpurea'.  A cultivar of European beech  Fagus sylvatica, which are both part of beech  genus Fagus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

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

This variety is often used in landscaping, has 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!).  Due to a mutation (genetic defect) in the plant's chlorophyll, that allows the red light to be reflected or transmitted, instead of absorbed and used for photosynthesis. [citation needed]

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

Learn more about ◼︎ copper beech Fagus sylvatica 'atropunicea'

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