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Fagus sylvatica purpurea (Purple Beech) - from 6/8cm up to 12/14cm. £48 - £198


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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


Choose your size from:

6/8cm Girth, Bareroot light standard tree

8/10cm Girth, Bareroot standard tree

10/12cm Girth, Bareoot selected standard tree

12/14cm Girth, Bareroot or rootballed heavy standard tree

14/16cm Girth, Rootballed extra heavy standard tree


 We have an excellent range of the smaller sizes of ornamental trees in stock throughout the winter. However for larger sizes (or in busy periods) we may have to order your tree in. Please allow a couple of weeks for this.



These trees are available for collection from the nursery or local delivery (within 40 miles of OX5 3BA). Due to their large size, unfortunately we can't offer nationwide delivery further afield unless we are already planning a journey your area. Please contact us for a local delivery quote or to see if we might be making a trip to your area. 


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