Fagus sylvatica purpurea (Purple Beech) 60-90cm 15ltr
1 plant in a 15ltr pot
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.
Recommended planting distance: 1ft apart in single rows, or 5 per metre in a staggered row
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Suitable for: Single species hedge, part of a mixed native hedge
Features: Amazing leaf colour, Easy to trim and shape, keeps brown leaves over winter
Bulk offer: £7.95 each when you buy 10 or more
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