Beech – Fagus sylvatica Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Shop Now Common Name: Beech Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica, FAY-gus sil-VAT-i-ca Decorative Life: 5-7 days. Availability: Spring, Summer Family Roots: Member of the Fagaceae (beech) family. Native to Europe. Two common relatives are chestnut and oak. Personality: Egg-shaped purple leaves with prominent veins to 4 inches long occur on woody stems. Plant is a deciduous tree, classed as a dicotyledon. Storage Specifics: 36-41F. Tidbits: Specific epithet name “sylvatica” means “of woods”. Variety ‘Atropunicea’ is the copper beech with purple leaves. What's New - Find the newest in distinct floral designs from our collection of premium luxury flowers, plants and gifts for any occasion.