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Fagus sylvatica ‘Brathay Purple’

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height20m to 8m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Leaf ColourDark red to purple

Description

Fagus sylvatica ‘Brathay Purple’. An interesting and unusual cultivar of Beech, slow growing with curled and twisted, dark red to purple leaves and an upright habit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

China & Japan, Europe, Britain and North America

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and unusual foliage. Specimen tree.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Plant in full sun for best foliage colour.

Propagation

Propagate species by seed in autumn, selected forms by budding in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Problems may be caused by bracket fungi, canker-causing fungi, aphids and beech coccus.

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