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Beech

Fagus sylvatica var. purpurea

Also known as

Copper beech

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

25m

25m

Min

20m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Beech Overview

A deciduous, round headed tree bearing oval, purple leaves with wavy edges. In autumn, leaves turn rich purplish-brown.

Common problems with Beech

How to propagate Beech

Grafting

Propagate from seed as soon as it autumns; cultivators must be grafted.

Seed

Other uses of Beech

Specimen, hedging, raw materials. Suitable for coastal conditions. Bronze coloured autumn foliage.