The Beech tree is a popular one in the landscape. It's known for its smooth bark and easy to grow and maintain. The weeping beech is great to add interest along the border in the landscape. The weeping makes it attractive throughout the year with its hanging branches. The purple beech tree is the largest tree of its color. The oval, wavy leaves are shiny purple, turning a rich coppery color in autumn. It has vigorous growth. They like full sun and climates that are cool to warm. They do best in regions with rich, moist soil.