Fagus sylvatica, the European Beech or Common Beech, is a deciduous tree belonging to the beech family Fagaceae. Copper Beech or Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Group) - leaves purple, in many selections turning deep spinach green by mid-summer.
When Copper Beech Farm hit the market for $190 million in May 2013, the Greenwich, CT home made headlines for stealing the title for the most expensive residential listing, ever. Even after the price dropped by $50 million in September and was re-listed for $130 million earlier this year, it was still the third-priciest home on the market.
for the corner Trees for small gardens: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group, copper beech, is a large tree, but it can be pleached to provide a screen. Tie in young stems to form a framework, then trim annually. Photo by Sarah Cuttle.