Copper Beech

Fagus sylvatica f.purpurea

Copper Beech - Fagus  sylvatica f.purpurea

Common Name: Copper Beech
Genus: Fagus
Species: sylvatica
Cultivar: f.purpurea

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 20.00 m (2000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 20.00 m (2000 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Purple

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

As the photograph shows, although Fagus sylvatica f.purpurea is classed as a tree, plants are often planted closely together to form a hedge. Copper Beech is deciduous, dropping it’s leaves in autumn. Grown as a specimen tree Fagus sylvatica f.purpurea is really only suitable for growing in a large garden or park because it grows so big. The leaves of Copper Beech open light red and mature to dark purple before they turn coppery coloured in autumn.

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Weeping Copper Beech - Fagus sylvatica  'Purpurea Pendula'

Weeping Copper Beech
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