Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' at Cathays Cemetery

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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'
mid May 2021

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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'
early June 2021

Grid reference ST 18177 78606
Common name Variegated purple beech
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section N
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 6.5M May 2021
Girth 78cm @0.3M May 2021
Reference 703

This tree is south west of the chapels.

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' bark

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' bark
mid May 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' leaf1

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' leaves
mid May 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' branch1

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' leaves
early/mid June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' leaf2

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' leaves
early/mid June 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' leaf3

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' underside of leaf
mid June 2021

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor' is a cultivar of the Common beech, Fagus sylvatica. It has purple leaves edged with an irregular pale pink border.

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica, the Common or European beech, is a large tree, up to 40 metres tall, with smooth, silver-grey bark. Typically it has a long straight trunk supporting a huge dome and dense foliage. The leaves are up to 10cm long, oval or obovate, with a wavy margin and small irregular teeth. They emerge fresh green, becoming darker and shiny above, pale and shiny underneath, and in autumn turning a golden copper colour. Yellow-green flowers come with the leaves in early May. The male flowers are catkins, while the female flowers come in pairs of short spikes enclosed in a cup. They produce the beechnuts, small triangular nuts in spiky husks.