Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor'

Leaves purplish, edged and striped with rose and pinkish white.

This cultivar name is now given priority over the more widely known name 'Roseomarginata'. Originated Europe, probably France in 1880s. ['Roseomarginata']

Trees in Victoria sometimes called 'Tricolor' (which has small pink-edged leaves that burn in the sun and is rarely cultivated; raised in France by Transon's Nursery, Orleans c. 1885) are best placed here.

Vic: Dandenongs (George Tindale Memorial Garden; 'Pirianda' c. 11 m in 1984); Mt Macedon ('Forest Glades' about 19 m in 1984).

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Fagaceae
genus        Fagus L.
species         Fagus sylvatica L.