Often labeled as Fagus sylvatica ‘Roseomarginata’ this the same cultivar as F. sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’. By whichever name the foliage of this beech has exceptionally unique variegation. When the leaves emerge in springtime the dark purple leaves are edged in pink or rose. The purple centers turn more bronze green with pale pink or white edges as summer progresses, ultimately turning bronze gold in autumn.
Best grown in deep, rich, moist but well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils. Difficult to transplant and does not always grow well in urban settings. Reportedly tolerates a wider range of soils than American beech.
‘Purple Fountain’ is a deciduous, columnar, dark-leaved tree with bronze-purple, wavy margined leaves and cascading branches. Leaves become more green as summer wears on. It can be used as a specimen tree or for pleaching. It is similar to the purple weeping beech but is much more columnar. Fall color is yellow, then orange-brown.
agus sylvatica or the Red Obelisk is a beautiful tall tree that can reach up to 50 feet in height, with deep burgundy leaves that are similar in appearance to crinkled paper. The serrated leaves on the Red Obelisk turn a brilliant coppery-bronze in the fall making this an eye catching addition to your property or commercial landscape.