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Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethiana'

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Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethiana' - Spaeth's Purple Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethiana' - Spaeth's Purple Beech

More About Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethiana'

  • Upright, oval habit with graceful, arching branch tips
  • Elliptical leaves, emerge burgundy in the spring turning to dark purple
  • Leaves of this cultivar are slightly smaller
  • Fall foliage turns a copper colour

Interesting Notes:

 

Zone:

5

Height:

18-20 m

Spread:

6-10 m
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Spaeth's Purple Beech Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ideal for a large, estate lawn or park settings. Its dark foliage colour will stand out amongst typically green surroundings. European beech thrives in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Very little pruning is necessary to maintain its shape.


Fagus sylvatica 'Spaethiana' 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

Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

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