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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' (European Beech)

European Beech 'Purpurea Tricolor', Common Beech 'Purpurea Tricolor', Tri-Color Beech, Tri-Colored European Beech, Fagus sylvatica 'Roseomarginata', Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'


Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' (European Beech) is a beautiful, small, deciduous tree noted for its striking variegated foliage. The leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm), emerge purple with pink margins in spring, mature to dark bronze-green with pinkish white margins as the season progresses. They finally turn bronze-gold in the fall. Beautiful in spring with its rose foliage color, splendid in fall with its brilliant golden foliage, this European Beech also adds interest in the winter landscape with its smooth, gray bark. In mid-late spring, small, yellow-green flowers are on display. They are followed by bristly fruits which ripen in the fall. Tricolor will benefit from some shade as the pink and white border can become scorched in hot, dry weather. Perfect for use as a specimen tree, or a shade tree if given enough time to grow.

  • Grows up to 20-30 ft. tall (6-9 m) and 10-20 ft. wide (3-6 m)
  • A part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in deep, rich, moist, well-drained soils. Intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or for hedges or screens.
  • Low maintenance, this beautiful tree is not subject to serious insect or disease issues. Watch for aphids, Japanese beetles, caterpillars, Beech scale, coral spot and heart and root rot in mature trees. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seed or by grafting. Difficult to transplant
  • Native to central and southern Europe

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Fagus - Beeches
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Fagus - Beeches
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens

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