Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'

Leaves very large and deep black brown, with little additional colour in autumn.

This is considered one of the most attractive purple-leaved beeches.

In Victoria specimens known by this name have only normal sized leaves and may be better placed in Purple Group or f. purpurea.

Raised by Mr Rivers of Sawbridgeworth, England, 1870.

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