Fagus sylvatica ‘Riversii’

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Rivers Copper Beech


  • Dark purple foliage on new spring growth.
  • Colour tends to hold better than some purpurea.
  • Leaves also fall off in the autumn once colour changes.


  • Shade tree in large gardens.
  • Striking foliage makes it a great contract planting.

Growing Conditions

  • Very wind and frost hardy.
  • Moderately coastal hardy.
  • Will grow in most soils except very dry or very wet.
Height Width
5 year old tree 1.5m 1.0m
10 year old tree 2.5m 2.0m
Country of Origin:   Central Europe

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