Purple Beech Gracing Farm Field Purple beech or Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ presides over farm field at Edievale near Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, Mon 25 Nov 2019. Click on photo to enlarge. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 10 thoughts on “Purple Beech Gracing Farm Field” Add yours A beautiful tree watching over lovely surroundings, Liz! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Really lovely Ellen and not far from home 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Ah, nice to be able to follow it through the seasons. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What a beautiful tree! Purple beech are my favourite trees and I’m lucky enough to have a lovely mature one right where I can see it from my sitting-room windows. 🙂 The are glorious! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You couldn’t ask for a better view then.. lovely! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s a tree I want to lie under. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply The tree is gorgeous. Now, I need to remember which of our native plants carries the specific epithet purpurea. I know there’s at least one. Is this a cultivar? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I think it can denote a different form that’s occurred naturally, we have natives with ‘Purpurea’ tacked on the end. Confusing. I don’t know what’s behind the naming convention. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s a gorgeous and very impressive beech. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes indeed, it looks outstanding. Very beautiful tree. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.