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Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' - Purple Fountain Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' - Purple Fountain Beech

More About Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

  • Narrow, upright form with spreading, pendulous branches
  • Branching can extend horizontally, before drooping to the ground
  • Ovate to elliptic, dark purple leaves in the summer
  • Foliage turns bronze in the fall

Zone:

5

Height:

8-9 m

Spread:

4-5 m
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Purple Fountain Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips

This beautiful, purple-leaved specimen, with its erratic, weeping branches is a highlight in any landscape. Creative pruning and staking can be done to expose its irregular, growth habit, giving it more visual appeal. European beech thrives in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. 


Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Habit

Weeping
Upright

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan'

Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan'

Black Swan Weeping Purple Beech

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Fagus sylvatica 'Aurea Pendula'

Weeping Gold European Beech