Adapatable, manageable, easy to grow and visually stunning - this is a beech tree that is really garden worthy!
Perfect as a hedging or specimen plant, Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' is a purple beech which will certainly stand out from the normal greens in your garden.
With gorgeous year-round interest, the deep purple leaves of this beech tree retain their colour throughout the year before turning crisp and brown in the winter - staying on the tree until new leaves star tto emerge in the spring.
A fast growing and easy to maintain deciduous tree, beech has many structural uses in the garden, where its striking colour makes it an interesting ornamental hedge as well as a stunning specimen plant.
When grown as a hedge, Beech is extremely adaptable, being easily clipped into a desired shape, plus it has the added advantage that it retains its leaves over winter forming a dense screen to protect your privacy.
Such is its popularity, beech is frequently used in garden design and was a particular favourite of the garden designer Capability Brown in his landscape designs.
As well as creating a border or feature in your garden, beech is also great for the environment and a haven for wildlife, providing shelter and food for many animals.
Supplied as an established plant 60-80cm including 3L pot, Beech will ultimately reach 25 - 30m, but is so easy to keep small by pruning that it can be grown in most gardens.
Best grown in full sun, preferring a rich, well-drained soil - although it's quite tolerant of most soils except waterlogged areas.
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