Fagus sylvatica Atropunicea Purple Beech
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Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' Purple Beech

Adapatable, manageable, easy to grow and visually stunning - this is a beech tree that is really garden worthy!

  • Perfect as a hedging or specimen plant, Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' is a purple beech which will certainly stand out from the normal greens in your garden.
  • With gorgeous year-round interest, the deep purple leaves of this beech tree retain their colour throughout the year before turning crisp and brown in the winter - staying on the tree until new leaves star tto emerge in the spring.
  • A fast growing and easy to maintain deciduous tree, Beech is extremely adaptable, being easily clipped into a hedge, forming a dense screen to protect your privacy.
  • As well as creating a border or feature in your garden, beech is also great for the environment and a haven for wildlife, providing shelter and food for many animals.
  • Supplied as an established plant 60-80cm including 3L pot, Beech will ultimately reach 25 - 30m, but is so easy to keep small by pruning that it can be grown in most gardens.
  • Perfect as a hedging or specimen plant, Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' is a purple beech which will certainly stand out from the normal greens in your garden.
  • With gorgeous year-round interest, the deep purple leaves of this beech tree retain their colour throughout the year before turning crisp and brown in the winter - staying on the tree until new leaves star tto emerge in the spring.
  • A fast growing and easy to maintain deciduous tree, Beech is extremely adaptable, being easily clipped into a hedge, forming a dense screen to protect your privacy.
  • As well as creating a border or feature in your garden, beech is also great for the environment and a haven for wildlife, providing shelter and food for many animals.
  • Supplied as an established plant 60-80cm including 3L pot, Beech will ultimately reach 25 - 30m, but is so easy to keep small by pruning that it can be grown in most gardens.

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Perfect as a hedging or specimen plant, Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' is a purple beech which will certainly stand out from the normal greens in your garden.

With gorgeous year-round interest, the deep purple leaves of this beech tree retain their colour throughout the year before turning crisp and brown in the winter - staying on the tree until new leaves star tto emerge in the spring.

A fast growing and easy to maintain deciduous tree, beech has many structural uses in the garden, where its striking colour makes it an interesting ornamental hedge as well as a stunning specimen plant.

When grown as a hedge, Beech is extremely adaptable, being easily clipped into a desired shape, plus it has the added advantage that it retains its leaves over winter forming a dense screen to protect your privacy.

Such is its popularity, beech is frequently used in garden design and was a particular favourite of the garden designer Capability Brown in his landscape designs.

As well as creating a border or feature in your garden, beech is also great for the environment and a haven for wildlife, providing shelter and food for many animals.

Supplied as an established plant 60-80cm including 3L pot, Beech will ultimately reach 25 - 30m, but is so easy to keep small by pruning that it can be grown in most gardens.

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Supplied as an established plant 60-80cm including 3L pot, Beech will ultimately reach 25 - 30m, but is so easy to keep small by pruning that it can be grown in most gardens.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Best grown in full sun, preferring a rich, well-drained soil - although it's quite tolerant of most soils except waterlogged areas.

 

Care Information

Planting Advice for Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'

  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
    Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.


Aftercare Advice for your Purple Beech

  • If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months.
  • Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.


Pruning Advice for Fagus sylvatica

  • Beech trees do not require regular pruning, just a quick once over to remove any dead, diseased or damaged branches in the winter.
  • If growing as a hedge, remove the top of the plant when the desired height is reached and clip twice a year.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
30000 cm
25000 cm
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