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Beech, purple   /   Fagus sylvatica purpurea

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Purple beech or copper beech - Fagus sylvatica purpurea (latin)

Area of origin: Cultivated.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 30 m (98.4), width up to 20 m (65.6').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C, prefers wet/damp climate.
Exposure: Shade to full sun.


Properties and uses:
The purple foliage is beautiful. Planted alone, in a group or in a row, this is a very impressive tree that responds well to cutting and can be used to create a lovely screen. Bonsai enthusiasts commonly use this species.

List of Beech:
European Beech (Fagus sylvatica), the foliage becomes bright yellow in autumn.
Tricolor Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Tricolor'), extremely beautiful variegated foliage, sought after by bonsai connoisseurs.

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