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FAGUS sylvatica 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Purple beech


Pot grown Small individually £9.50 each, 10+ £8.00 each

  • Deciduous - elliptic-ovate, wavy-margined leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Height - 25m (80ft)
  • Spread - 15m (49ft)
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - for best colour.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, bark scales, powdery mildew, beech bark disease, fungi.
  • Place of origin - central Europe to Caucasus
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Purple - - turning coppery in autumn
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - tolerant of a wide range of well drained soils including chalk.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly columnar -
25m (80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

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