Fagus sylvatica 'PURPLE FOUNTAIN'

Fagus sylvatica
Fagus sylvatica  'PURPLE FOUNTAIN'
weeping copper beech
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-6m
USUAL WIDTH
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES burgundy red
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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This red-leaved variety of common beech was a chance seedling from 1975. It is a slow growing small tree with weeping branches that do not need staking.

The deciduous leaves are rich purple or nearly reddish-black, glossy. Thanks to its slow growth rate and reduced size it is suitable for small gardens, too.

It will grow in almost any soil type including chalky. For best results in leaf colour plant it in full sun. Fully hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 23-12-2007
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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