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FAGUS SYLVATICA PURPUREA - Copper beech

FAGUS SYLVATICA PURPUREA - Copper beech
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A large tree that is capable of great height if the conditions suit. It has a long slender trunk which greys with age. Glossy dark purple leaves appear in spring and fade to a copper bronze tone towards the end of summer. Slow growing as a specimen tree but spectacular with time, it has shallow roots so a sheltered spot is preferred. It can also make a great deciduous hedge as it responds well to trimming.
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Applications
Specimen tree
Screening and hedging
Ornamental/ Purple theme gardens
Park or Avenue tree gardens
Beyond the norm
The Copper Beech, like the European Beech, trims very well to form a classic European-hedge effect.  The fresh spring new leaves are vibrant purple, maturing to a bronze before turning yellow in the autumn and then old leaves hold on to the tree over the winter months.  This makes for an ever-changing hedge throughout the seasons.
Clipped height
1.5-5m
15 year height
5m
Mature height
15m+
Soil conditions
Well drained, moist soil
Wind
Hardy
Frost
Tolerant cold weather
Light
Full sun to part shade
Tree Shape
Upright, spreading, tall
Seasonal
Deciduous
Autumn colour
Yellow
Flower
Very small green flowers
Fruit
 
Origin
Europe
Available grades
15lt, 45lt

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