Fagus sylvatica Purpurea - Purple Beech 1.75/2m tall

Fagus sylvatica Purpurea has beautiful, glossy purple leaves which turn to copper in autumn. Foliage stays brown through winter holding onto leaves until new leaf buds appear, giving all year round screening. Makes a stunning hedge, fast growing  and similar to Green Beech in all aspects except colour.

It will thrive in most conditions except very heavy soils with poor drainage . The leaf colour can stay quite dark green in very shady areas with low sunlight.

Purple Beech is very hardy but will not tolerate waterlogged soil or very heavy soils like clay unless there is adequate drainage to allow the water to run off. Once clipped it will become very thick and retains more leaves through the winter the older  and denser it becomes. 

These plants are grown as feather (branches from low down) plants to be used as hedging units. Planted every 1m to 1.5m they will grow into a solid beautiful hedge.

Please select the quantity of your Purple Beech below.

If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • 1.75/2m tall
  • £55.00

Availability: In Stock


 Fagus sylvatica Purpurea -  Purple Beech 

Plant Information

  • Size: 1.75-2m tall 
  • Botanical name/s: Fagus sylvatica Purpurea
  • Common name/s: Purple Beech.
  • Flower / Foliage:  dark purple leaves which turn bronze in autumn.
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: N/A
  • Mature height: 12m
  • Mature spread: 12m 
  • Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
  • Recommended usage:  Clipped hedges and screening.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Fagus sylvatica Purpurea plants must be watered in the first year or so of establishment.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying or diseased branches.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Purple Beech (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun to partial shade. 
  • Soil: Fagus sylvatica Purpurea, is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soils, except heavy clay.
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK.
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance. Purple Beech hedging should be trimmed back in Summer.

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