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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' - Purple Beech

More About Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

  • Upright, oval habit with graceful, arching branch tips
  • Elliptical leaves, with a slightly wavy margin, are dark purple
  • Newer growth begins with a more red colour
  • Fall foliage turns a copper colour

Zone:

5

Height:

10-13 m

Spread:

7-8 m
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Purple Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips

A majestic tree with great, visual appeal, ideal for a large, estate lawn or park settings. Its dark foliage colour will stand out amongst typically green surroundings. Low-branched trees can be planted in rows and pruned to create a dense screening or hedge. European beech thrives in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. 


Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Oval
Upright

Foliage Color

Bronze
Purple
Red

Landscape uses

Hedge
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

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Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethiana'

Spaeth's Purple Beech