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Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan'

 Suitable Substitutions for Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan'

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

Purple Fountain Beech

 

More About Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan'

  • Compact, upright form with pendulous branches
  • Ovate to elliptic foliage emerges brownish-purple, turning almost black by summer
  • 'Black Swan' is darker than other purple beech cultivars
  • Foliage turns golden-bronze in the fall

Zone:

4

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

2-3 m
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Black Swan Weeping Purple Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips

A beautiful, smaller specimen, this cultivar, with its weeping branches is a highlight in any landscape. Creative pruning and staking can be done to expose more of its irregular, growth habit and give it more visual appeal.  It is best grown in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade.


Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Edible
Edible
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Weeping
Upright

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen