Fagus sylvatica, the European Beech or Common Beech, is a deciduous tree belonging to the beech family Fagaceae. Copper Beech or Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Group) - leaves purple, in many selections turning deep spinach green by mid-summer.
Trees for small gardens: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group, copper beech, is a large tree, but it can be pleached to provide a screen. Tie in young stems to form a framework, then trim annually. Photo by Sarah Cuttle.
This moody bouquet features some of the dark hued flowers, foliage and fruits found in the garden in late July. Varieties include: grapes, coleus, amaranth, dahlias ‘Bracken Rose’, ‘Twilight’ and ‘Crossfield Ebony’, black queen anne’s lace, scabiosa, basil, copper beech, black elderberries, lisianthus, scented geranium ‘Chocolate’, wheat, nine bark ‘Coppertina’ and thornless blackberries.
Copper Beech Farm, Greenwich, Connecticut — The main rooms have ceilings, including the living room with a beautiful carved fireplace and French doors leading to the adjacent solarium. (HGTV FrontDoor) (photo by Zillow)