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PlantFiles: Purple European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'

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Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fagus (FAG-us) (Info)
Species: sylvatica (sil-VAT-ee-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Atropunicea
Additional cultivar information: (aka Purpurea)

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Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Dark/Black
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative JonasKragebaer On Nov 18, 2009, JonasKragebaer from martofte
Denmark (Zone 7b) wrote:

the plant does make seeds, but not all the seedlings will get red leafs

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The `Atropunicea' form is the copper or purple beech, where the foliage is not green but hues of orange and purple; each color can vary from tree to tree, though.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carson City, Nevada
Cincinnati, Ohio
Orem, Utah



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