Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' at Insole Court

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' 0

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
early May 2017

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' 1

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
late June 2017

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' 2

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'
late September 2017

Grid reference ST 15001 77651
Common name Rivers Purple beech
Alternative name Fagus sylvatica 'Rivers Purple'
Alternative name Fagus sylvatica purpurea 'Riversii'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Height 26M May 2017
Girth 457cm April 2017
Reference 522

This tree is on the west edge of the Cedar Lawn.

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' bark

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' bark
mid May 2017

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' leaf

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' leaves and fruit
mid May 2017

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' fruit

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' fruit
mid May 2017

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' fruit2

Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' fruit
early July 2017

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 f. purpurea

Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea is a purple-leaved form of the Common beech Fagus sylvatica. Its leaves are pale red in spring and mature to become deep purple. The Purple beech grows naturally, though the majority of seedlings are ordinary green or only faintly coloured, and only occasionally are deep rich purple-leaved plants produced. In cultivation these are selected.

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.