“Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea (Purple Beech) is a superb tree for creating contrast in a parkland or large gardens as the darkness of the foliage draws the eye through the landscape. Being a cultivar, Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea has a much deeper leaf and is a tree of great beauty and majesty. It makes a magnificent subject planted as a specimen in parks and large estates. Beech thrives just about anywhere other than exposed and coastal locations. As it is shallow rooted, under planting is not recommended. It does well in most reasonably fertile, well drained soil, except heavy clay or light sand.”