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 in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

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 red light to be reflected or transmitted, instead of being absorbed and used for photosynthesis. [citation needed]

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

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 beech Fagus sylvatica 'atropunicea'

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