River's Copper Beech
Tagged as: Large Deciduous Trees
Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii'
Common Name: River's Copper Beech
Height: 50-60' Spread: 45' Habit/Form: Rounded Growth Rate: Slow Zone: 4-7
Cultural Requirements: A deep purple form that grows best in part shade to full sun. Grows best in deep, rich, moist but well-drained soils. Intolerant of wet, poorly drained, clay soils. Difficult to transplant, spring plant only.
Ornamental Characteristics: ‘Riversii' is a purple-leaved selection featuring large, glossy leaves (to 5" long). Foliage emerges deep purple in spring, fades to purple-green in summer and finally turns copper in autumn. Beautiful silver-gray bark, especially in winter.
Use in the Landscape: Provides interesting foliage color, use as a purple-leaved specimen or shade tree.
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