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Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’

Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height20m to 12m
  • Spread8m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Leaf ColourGreen-purple, pink to cream, copper.

Description

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Tricolor’ (Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'). 'Tricolor' is slow-growing and has green to purple leaves with pink to cream wavy margins. Leaves turn copper in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

China & Japan, Europe, Britain and North America

Interest and use

Used as a specimen tree, can be grown in containers, or as hedging. Grown for foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Can be pruned as a hedge.

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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