Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Screening Panel
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Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Screening Panel is sometimes called Purple Beech. With its lovely deep Purple leaves it makes a great statement in a garden and because it holds it old leaves during the winter it gives a long period of screening.
Fagus syl. Purpurea screening panel is also sometimes called Copper Beech or Purple 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 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, although grown as a screening panel it is less likely to be in shade. Fagus syl. Purpurea screening panel can be trimmed into a very formal screen that will make a great structural statement in the garden.
The Royal Horticultural Society gave Fagus sylvatica Purpurea an Award of Garden Merit in 1984.
We grow this with a clear stem of 50cm and a panel of 150cm x 150cm and due to the time it takes for a panel to fill out we only grown this in limited numbers.
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20 cm, 50 cm, 100cm, 150 cm, 180 CM