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Dawyck Purple Beech Tree (Fagus Sylvatica Dawyck Purple)
Some prices given on other websites include the height of the tree from the bottom of the pot. Our sizes are taken from the top of the pot to the top of the tree. Dawyck is so expensive because they take a long time to grow and a lot of the trees do not make the grade so you can be sure that what you are receiving has survived the strongest of inspection standards over a 4 to 5 year growing period.
The Dawyck Purple Beech tree is a stunning deep purple leaved Beech worthy of being in any ornamental situation. The Dawyck Purple contrasts magnificently with the Dawyck Gold so if you are looking for an eye catching match then consider planting the two together as they are both the same shape, size and growth rate.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.5 and 2.0 metres in a 12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from either bare-root stock or rootballed stock. At ten years the tree will be around 6 metres tall and may go on to grow more depending on local weather, soil and water conditions. No guarantee of final height can be given, despite what everyone else might tell you.
The Dawyck Purple is such an out standing tree the the RHS have given it the Award Of Garden merit. Some of the qualities that make it worthy of this award include the fact it is long lived, requires no pruning (other than removing dead, diseased and crossing over branches) and will tolerate exposed sites. By exposed we mean to weather, not planted close to a nudist colony.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Dawyck Purple Beech Trees
Hi Alan, I'm pleased to say my tree came on the promised day and well-protected from the foul weather. I was very pleased with it as it is a decent-sized specimen. I would be pleased to send a photo when it's planted and looking happy! Regards, Margaret Clare 0115
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.