Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'
Common name: 
Tricolor European Beech
Tricolor Beech
Pronunciation: 
FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
Family: 
Fagaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Roseomarginata'
'Purple Tricolor'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Leaves purple/maroon, later green, pink and white edged.
  • More than one selection apparently falls under this label.  Jacobson (1996) states that this common clone is actually 'Purpurea Tricolor'.  The leaves of the "true" 'Tricolor' are green and edged with pink in spring turning white in summer; that form originated in France before 1870 and is extremely rare.  'Rosemarginata' is similar or identical to 'Purple Tricolor'.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast of Vet. Medicine, along 30th St. near Washington Way.
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  • plant habit and leaf, spring

    plant habit and leaf, spring

  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

  • leaves, summer

    leaves, summer

  • leaves, summer

    leaves, summer