Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' at Cathays Cemetery

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' 0

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
mid May 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' 1

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
early July 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' 2

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
late August 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' 3

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
mid November 2021

Grid reference ST 18159 78556
Common name Rivers purple beech
Common name Copper beech
Alternative name Fagus sylvatica 'Rivers Purple'
Alternative name Fagus sylvatica purpurea 'Riversii'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section M
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 7M May 2021
Girth 99cm @ 0.5M May 2021
Reference 699

This tree is south west of the chapels

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' bark

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' bark
mid May 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' leaf1

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' leaves
mid May 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' leaf2

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' leaves
early July 2021

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' leaf3

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' autumnal leaves
late August 2021

General tree description for Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' is a cultivar of the Purple beech Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea. It has dark purple leaves, larger than those of the Common beech

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.