Copper Beech Seed

Fagus sylvatica atropurpureum

£4.00

The Copper Beech is an outstandingly beautiful deciduous tree. This deep purple leaved form of beech is usually grown from seed. The purple plants are then selected from the 50% odd that show the purple form. Can be trimmed to form a superb neat hedge. It keeps the crisp dead leaves on the branches until new leaves start to appear in the spring. The copper coloured seeds are encased in hard prickly ‘masts’  Quite shallow rooted, so best to be grown where not exposed to high winds.

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Description

Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea

Common name: Copper Beech.

Native: Europe Provenance: UK

Size and spread (10 years): 8m x 4m

Treatment required: Mildly dormant requires 12 weeks cold, moist stratification treatment.

Germinal seeds / kg: 3000

Ideal sowing period: Spring

Soil conditions: Any well drained soil. Dislikes waterlogging

Planting instructions: Needs an open  space to show it’s full potential. Good as hedging and lovely when mixed with green beech.

Mature height: 25m x 18m

Additional information

Weight 10.00 g
Genus

Fagus

Size

Seed Pack (30 seeds approx.)

Family

Fagaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

foliage

Native

yes