Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'
Common name: 
Purple Fountain European Beech
Pronunciation: 
FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
Family: 
Fagaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, narrowly upright forming a central leader, may reach 25 ft (7.5 m) × 15 ft (4.5 m), branches hang down, leaves moderately dark purple at first, color fades in summer.
  • A seedling of ‘Purple Pendula’ raised in Holland; in North American commerce since about 1983.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: west side (front) of OSU Beaver Store on 26th St. 
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