Fagus Dawyck Purple Beech Tree
90-120cm: 3-5L pot, 1-2years old.
100-150cm: -5-9L pot, 2-3 years old.
150-180cm: 9-12L, 2-4 years old
200+cm: 30-35L container. Usually feathered (branches full length of the tree, specify at checkout if you prefer a different form)
250+cm: 3-35L container. Usually feathered (branches full length of the tree, specify at checkout if you prefer a different form)
300+cm: 35-50L container. Usually feathered (branches full length of the tree, specify at checkout if you prefer a different form)
*Heights/volumes are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species but we will confirm with you before progressing the order.
Once a mature tree is around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitions (which are not universal) mean Half Standard have around 80-150cm clear stem and Standard 180cm or more. Half Standards will usually be quite smaller than their standard equivalent girth size.
Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.
Dawyck Purple Beech Tree (Fagus Sylvatica Dawyck Purple)
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.
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. The trees lose their foliage in winter unlike other Fagus that keep the brown leaves and drop them in Spring.
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.
The Dawyck Purple is such an outstanding tree the RHS has 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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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
Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.