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Purple Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'

Also known as

Beech, Dawyck beech

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

8m

12m

Min

4m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Purple Beech Overview

Bears dark purple leaves.

Common problems with Purple Beech

How to propagate Purple Beech

Grafting

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

Seed

Other uses of Purple Beech

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