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Fagus sylvatica Purpurea

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Purple Beech, Copper Beech,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Broad Domed, Rounded, Upright

Large desiduous broad-domed shaped tree, with smooth grey bark. Large round dark purple dense foliage that changes reddish-orange in Autumn. Long yellow catkin flowers are not showy. Grows 20m x 5m.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Hedging / Screening, Park And Gardens, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free, Powdery Mildew

Cultural Notes: Water deeply for the first year. Water 1-2 times per week during dry periods. Feed with a suitable fertiliser in autumn and spring. Mulch annually to conserve water and assist with weed suppression. Healthy plants should have no pest and disease issues.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Fagaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Purple, Red
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High