‘Purpurea Pendula’ European Beech
Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’
An average tree for the climate of Keizer, Oregon.
Purple Fountain European Beech is more of a shrub than a tree, growing to about 10 feet tall. Branches normally sweep up and away from the center of the tree forming a mound of foliage. It is usually not trained to a central leader but could be trained this way to create a ‘standard’ type tree.
The tree grows slowly, recovers slowly from transplanting and prefers a sunny location and a moist, light soil. Though not a street tree, the tree makes a fine specimen for small landscapes. It is somewhat tolerant of heat and dry soil, but it is best to locate it where it would receive adequate moisture.