name botanical:Fagus sylvatica purpurea
family:Beech family (Fagaceae)
height:up to 40 m (131 ft)
The leaves of the Copper beech are ovate. The color of the leaves can vary from dark red to red-green. In the sprouting leaves are dark red. The leaf margin is slightly serrated.
fall foliage:red - orange
Inconspicuous bright red flower that appears with the leaf shoots.
Spiky fruit capsule with two beechnuts. The beechnuts are slightly toxic.
The branches are gray-brown, bent back and forth and elastic. The light brown buds are long, narrow, pointed and protruding.
bark:The bark is silver-gray and smooth.
root:Heart-rooting plant with shallow widely branched roots. Roots are sensitive to soil compaction.
location:Sun to shade
soil:sandy - loamy to loamy
ph value:slightly acidic to alkaline
parks, large gardens
Beeches additional information
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