Fagus sylvatica Purple Fountain

Weeping Copper Beech Purple Fountain

A weeping form of the popular copper beech, Fagus sylvatica Purple Fountain is a slow-growing, medium-sized, deciduous tree with a slender, upright habit; pendulous branches droop from a central leader, some reaching the ground, some growing more capriciously. The leaves emerge red-purple, turning a purplish-green in summer and bronze and yellow in autumn. Inconspicuous catkins in May are followed by beech-mast – paired nuts in a bristly cup. Weeping copper beech Purple Fountain holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any well drained soil, preferably moist, alkaline and humus-rich
Position: Colours best in full sun
Season of interest: Spring, summer, autumn
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: 40’ (12m) Spread: 10’ (3m) in 20 years

Photo by Mike Finn, cropped, and licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Type | Size: Pot | 18L (Pallet Delivery Only)
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