FAGUS : (European Beech ) Slow growing particularly when young, these aristocratic landscape statements are more than worth your patience. Older trees are majestic and enhance any garden planting. Sizes, shapes and colours are available in a good range from dwarf purple and green forms to weeping green, yellow and purple varieties to columnar forms with the same three colours, also several selections have interesting crinkled or variegated leaves and some have narrow bamboo like foliage .