Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' has a narrow, weeping habit with many branches cascading down to the ground once established. Leaves emerge dark purple and fade to purple-green in summer. Fall color is yellow, then orange-brown. It has smooth grey bark quite ornamental in winter. It is more tolerant to compacted soils, heat and drought once established. An excellent weeping tree for smaller gardens with more limited space!
The cultivar 'Riversii' has glossy oval wavy-edged leaves that emerge deep purple, mature to dark greenish purple by summer, and turn coppery gold in autumn. One of the darkest purple-leaved selections with smooth silver-grey bark that stands out in the winter. It is more tolerant to compacted soils, heat and drought once established. Use as a specimen in large areas.
The purple leaves, initially bright red, have a wavy fringe whose lobes recall the oak leaves. They become coppery bronze in autumn. Its smooth, silvery bark makes it attractive even when the leaves have fallen.
Standard form of Fagus sylvatica with deep-purple leaves. The color can be deep-purple to approaching black in spring and early summer, but it may fade slightly as the season progresses. The habit is rounded , these are very popular forms. It is more tolerant to compacted soils, heat and drought once established.
A magnificent broad conical form, very regular in shape. Its fan-shaped green leaves turn a glorious golden yellow in fall. This male selection does not produce fruits. Very resistant to pollution and de-icing salt. One a the most long-lived tree. Use alone or as an alignment tree.
‘Mariken’ is a dwarf cultivar with a globular, compact and regular habit. Small green leaves develop and form a dense foliage, on somewhat weeping/pendulous branches. Leaves turn a uniform golden yellow in autumn. Male form that grows very slowly to only 50cm tall by 50cm wide over the first ten years. Very resistant to urban pollution. Use alone in garden or in large containers. "
Pyramidal, narrow shape tree, bearing fan-shaped leaves, soft green in season, turning to nice golden yellow in fall. This variety is a male selection and does not produce fruits. Slow growing and long-lived tree. Shows a good resistance to pollution; also very resistant to pests and diseases.
Small tree, one of a kind. It has a vertical head and side weeping branches . Its leaves vary in size, shape and thickness and some even show a lime green variegation. You may need to tutor him if you dont want him to become a groundcover. Same pretty fall color than the species.