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Fagus syl. Riversii

River's Purple Beech

  • »  Retains foliage intensity
  • »  Beautiful smooth gray bark

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  • Category:Tree
  • Hardiness Zone:5-8
  • Height:60-80 Feet
  • Spread:50-60 Feet

Stunning, almost black-purple foliage at flush gives this variety some real eye appeal. Foliage fades as it ages to a deep purple-green and the form of this plant is large and stately with a beautiful smooth gray bark.

Foliage Color
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Fagus syl. 'Riversii'

Grows best in rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Tolerates drought once established, but is intolerant of wet, poorly drained soils.