Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea

bare root 125cm+ £39.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea copper beech/purple beech: Creates a beautiful purple-leaved deciduous hedge

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: quite fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Slender, tightly wrapped, cigar-like buds casually discard their flaky, papery sheaths to reveal emerging tender, silken leaves, which initially unfurl a pinkish purple before slowly starting to age and darken. Soft, hair like protrusions line the outermost edges of the leaves, and in time the tree is smothered in gorgeous plum-toned foliage. Majestic!

    Please note: This is sent out as a bare root plant, and it should be planted out as soon as possible.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning if grown as a tree, removing any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.

  • Pets: Harmful if eaten

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