Answer: Your tree is Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethiana', commonly called Spaeth European Beech or Blood Beech. This tree has a rounded shape and grows 50' tall and 40' wide at maturity. It leafs out later than most other trees - usually late spring. Although the leaves die in the fall, they tend to persist through the winter months, dropping when newly forming leaves push them away. The color of the leaves can be deep-purple to approaching black in spring and early summer, but it may fade slightly as the season progresses.
Best wishes with your new tree!
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