Purple Beech is a majestic tree worthy of inclusion because of its distinctive red leaves. In spring, the leaves are an attractive brownish-pink but soon change to their distinctive blackish-purple colour.
This tree is supplied at a height of between 1.0 and 2.6 metres in a 5-12L container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root stock or rootballed stock. Expect a final height of up to 35m (117ft).
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Generally speaking the Fagus sylvatica Purpurea in smaller pots e.g 5-7 litres are round 2 years old depending when in the season you buy them. The larger pots e.g 10-15 litres are 3+ years old.
Fagus Sylvatica Options Usually Available
100cm+ : Usually 5-7 litre pot, 100-150 cm tall and 2-3 years old.
150-200cm : Usually 5-7 litre pot and 2-3 years old. (the taller ones are graded out)
180-240cm : Usually a 12 litre pot and 3-4 years old.
220-260cm : Usually a 12-15 litre pot and 4-5 years old
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Purple or Copper Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea')
Hello Alan, A very funny follow up message! I did actually send an email with great appreciation, both of the copper beech tree I bought from you and and the humorous questions and answers page on your website. If you have not read it, it has probably got lost in what must be a forest (haha) of emails which you get daily. Anyway, the tree arrived in wonderful condition, beautifully boxed (box not damaged either). It was bigger than I expected, and I am well pleased. It was given to my son and his wife for their Copper (22nd) Wedding Anniversay. Got any ideas about the next one ? The theme for that one is Silver Plate! Many thanks for your great service and excellent produce. Best wishes Elizabeth Blackwell 0919
Good evening The 2 Fagus have arrived in excellent condition Thank you Regards James Harris 0819
I recently bought a copper beech tree from you and just wanted to let you know that I am absolutely delighted with it. I wanted it for my son's copper wedding anniversary on 10th August and it arrived on the 8th....perfect.It was much taller than I expected and I had a few interesting moments getting it into my Ford Fiesta! However, I got it in, delivered it, and my son and daughter in law are thrilled with it. A big thank you Elizabeth 0819
H, I just wanted to thank you for the great purple beech tree that was delivered this week. The tree which we planted today is a lovely size and condition. I also really appreciate you managing to get the tree to me in a short timescale. I would definitely come to you again if a tree was needed and recommend you for your service. Kind Regards Sandy 0916
Have received today my copper beech tree. Lovely healthy tree very pleased will replace one blown down a few years ago, which was full height. Don't think we'll see it grow that tall. Many thanks 0815
Hi Alan, Thank you very much for the delivery, please don't worry, both trees arrived in good time and in good condition via our usual friendly and careful couriers. This is my second order from Trees-Online and previous trees bought are thriving. In the process of planning next purchase. 0912
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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.