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Purple Tortuosa European Beech

Fagus sylvatica ´Tortuosa Purpurea´

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´Tortuosa Purpurea´ is a variety with year round appeal. It is a small tree with uniquely contorted trunk and branches. These branches weep slightly at the tip, and are covered with spectacular, deep purple leaves. The beautiful foliage forms an irregular, low umbrella shape, which is very useful near water features, or elsewhere in the garden, where it can provide a perfectly matched contrast to lighter hues.The contorted charistic provides outstanding winter interest.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,000 ft.

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Description ´Tortuosa Purpurea´ is a variety with year round appeal. It is a small tree with uniquely contorted trunk and branches. These branches weep slightly at the tip, and are covered with spectacular, deep purple leaves. The beautiful foliage forms an irregular, low umbrella shape, which is very useful near water features, or elsewhere in the garden, where it can provide a perfectly matched contrast to lighter hues.The contorted charistic provides outstanding winter interest. Hardy to -30°F Maximum Elevation: 6,000 ft.
Deciduous Tree Type Ornamental Tree
Tree Habit Irregular, Spreading
Mature Size (generic) TREE (10-20' Tall) • Broad Canopy
Fall Color Subtle
Features Grown For Attractive Foliage, Winter Interest, Purple or Red Summer Leaves
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7
Water Needs Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Light Needs Partial Shade, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Full Sun
Mature Height 10-20 ft. (Very irregular & slow growing)
Mature Width 10-20 ft.
Name Purple Tortuosa European Beech

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