A columnar reddish-purple leaved beech. Slow growth habit and narrow form makes it ideal for smaller residential landscapes while also a striking vertical accent or specimen in most any setting, growing to 40 ft. by only 5 ft. wide. New leaves are vivid pink and red then darkening to a deep burgundy. The leaves of Red Obelisk Beech may even appear curly or wavy. Brilliant fall color, papery copper leaves that remain on the branches and smooth silver bark adds attractive winter interest. Zone 4-7.
Narrow and upright branching columnar tree with dark purple leaves. Attractive if planted as a tall hedgerow. Serrated leaves emerge and remain dark purple until transforming to a spectacular copper foliage in autumn. Smooth barked, upright silvery-grey branches provides a striking winter interest. Very densely branched and tall, up to 50 ft. and 10 ft. wide, requires almost no pruning to maintain its form. Zone 4-9.