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Leaf Characteristics
  • broad, flat
  • simple
  • not lobed
  • smooth margins, entire
  • alternate
  • without needle-like bristles
  • not heart-shaped
  • widest toward tip or middle
  • 2" - 4" long, edges wavy
Fruit Characteristics
  • other fruit (not cone, winged, acorn, or in pod or capsule)
  • nut in a husk
  • thin, spiny husk
  • fruit less than 2" in diameter, weak, unbranched spines


Weeping Purple Beech
Fagus sylvatica
form purpureo-pendula

The Weeping Purple Beech is a variety of the Weeping Beech, which in turn is a cultivated variety of the European Beech. The leaves of the Weeping Purple Beech are purplish, although the color may fade somewhat to green in the heat of summer.






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