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Fagus sylvatica - 'Purpurea' (Fagus, Copper Beech)

Type Tree, Hedging & Screening, Deciduous
Form Spreading arching
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Purple Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Fagus sylvatica - Cultivation Notes

Tolerating full sun or partial shade, this Euphorbia will flourish in dry thin soils such as chalk, as well as humus rich moist soils. Cut back dead flowers after flowering - but beware of toxic sap.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fagus sylvatica:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary

Weaknesses of Fagus sylvatica

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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