Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Nana'
Growing at the slower rate of 10 inches per year allows this cousin to the large growing purple beach fit into most any garden. The glossy dark-purple foliage is a wonderful foil to any bright accent plant with contrasting colors. We planted the almost white Japanese Forest Grass 'Albo Striata' in front of our specimen, and the 'black & white' look is stunning! Although it is deciduous, the leaves are on for more than 6 months, giving it super value in the landscape. Hardy to zone 4.