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Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’

Beech

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread10m
  • Growth HabitPendant
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourRed

Description

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ (Beech). Has dark red leaves.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Copper beech

Origin

Central and Southern Europe

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging, raw materials. Suitable for coastal conditions. Bronze coloured autumn foliage.

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  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Medium, Low salinity, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow poorly under prolonged drought.

Propagation

Propagate from seed as soon as it autumns; cultivators must be grafted.

Pests, diseases or disorders

They may be attacked by aphids and are prone to fungi and powdery mildew.

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