Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' Purple leaved European beech tree is a wonderful addition for the larger urban or sprawling country landscape. The very structural smooth, gray barked trunk and stout branching is accented by the deep purple summer leaves. This one is considered to have the deepest leaf colors of any beech. Tolerant of tough urban conditions and makes a dominant statement for any garden. Prefers organic rich well drained soil.
I ordered the one year growth tree. It arrived carefully packed. Still, a couple leaves were brown and dead. But that was over a week ago. I planted it quickly and I have achieved my lifelong dream of having a copper beech at a price I could afford!
I purchased a 1yr. size plant this spring. It was well packed and shipped when I requested (still dormant). The plant was bare root and the roots a little scant. I potted it up and it is breaking bud now, alive and healthy. Thanks!