Fagus syl. Purpurea Trough
£65.00 ex. VAT
Fagus syl. Purpurea trough hedging otherwise known as Purple beech has a lovely deep purple foliage with red new growth. Holding its coppery coloured leaves over most of the winter to give extra screening this lovely form of Beech should be grown in every garden.
Purple Beech (Fagus syl. Purpurea)
Fagus syl. Purpurea trough hedging is also called Purple Beech and sometimes mistakenly called Copper Beech. It gets called copper Beech from the glorious warm burnished copper colour that the leaves go in the Autumn and Winter. Where the true copper beech is a more green purple in leaf colour rather than the glorious deep purple that Purple Beech shows. These leaves stay on the plant until the new seasons leaves push the old ones off. The leaves come out in the spring a beautiful pale red.
Purple Beech has historically been a very popular garden hedge plant. Purple Beech is a hardy plant and is happiest in a light to medium soil and it is best to avoid really heavy clay soils and also wet soil or soils that stay wet for prolonged periods of time.
As with all plants with a solid leaf colour if they are planted in shade these leaves will fade in their intensity and be more muted. Fagus syl. Purpurea trough hedging can be trimmed into a very formal hedge that will make a great structural statement in the garden.
The Royal Horticultural Society gave Purple Beech an Award of Garden Merit in 1984.
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Length 100 cm, Width 20 cm, Height 70-90 cm, Length 100 cm, Width 20 cm, Height 90-110 cm