Fagus sylvatica purpurea (Purple Beech) - 175/250cm
Purple or Copper Beech. One of the most dramatic and distinctive trees, purple Beech is identified by it's rich, deep purple wavy-margined leaves, that take on a reddish tint in autumn. The leaves retain their best colour if planted in full sun. Beech is a tall, long-lived tree, valued for it's foliage and autumnal colours. Small flowers appear with the leaves, which are a round shape with a fine rugged edge. Beechnuts often produced in autumn - edible nuts with shiny brown husks. The bark is often smooth which adds to the character of the trees. Beech is tolerant of a range of different soils including chalk, and can be grown in a woodland garden or as a specimen tree.
- Eventual Height: 80ft+
- Key Features: Native, good for wildlife, long lived, majestic
- Suitable for: Parkland, woodland
- Conditions: Well-drained or moist but well-drained soils
175/250cm height: Bareroot feathered tree
Please Note: We may prune your tree before sending to comply with postage restrictions. This will also help create a well-shaped tree.
We have an excellent range of the smaller sizes of ornamental trees in stock throughout the winter. However in busy periods we may have to order your tree in. Please allow a couple of weeks for this.
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