Fagus sylvatica

European Beech

The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum, 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster PA

A small grove of mature European Beeches that includes six different cultivars: (1) Copper or Purple ('Purpurea'); (2) Oakleaf ('Quercifolia'); (3)  Tricolor ('Roseo-Marginata'); (4) Fernleaf ('Heterophylla'); (5) Columnar ('Dawyck'); and (6) Weeping ('Pendula').

This amazing species, introduced to the United States in the early 1800s, forms a symbiotic relationship with fungi that enhance uptake of water and nutrients from the soil.