Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk'
Size: 30-36 inch
Growth Habit: very narrow, columnar habit
USDA Zone: 4-7
Exposure: full sun
Leaf Color: deep purple; bronzed burgundy in summer
Growing Conditions: well-drained, humus-rich, moist soil
Comments: Certainly much taller then wide whatever the age. That said avoid planting it in an confined area. Our old tree in the garden is 25-30 feet tall and about 6-8 feet wide at the base. A stunning form when properly placed. Spring leaves are red, bronzing as they mature. New growth is often red during summer months. Fall colors are gold-orange-red. Photo shows winter form.