Also called purple European beech and Fagus sylvatica 'purpurea'.

A cultivar of European beech Fagus sylvatica , which 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 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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