Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpureum’

Copper Beech


  • Copper red new foliage in spring  darkening over summer.
  • Holds old foliage through winter until new leaves emerge.
  • Slow to moderate growth rate on its way to becoming a large tree.
  • Shallow root system.


  • Impressive contrast plant when used in parks and large gardens.
  • Trims well to be used as smaller garden hedge or screen.

Growing Conditions

  • Very wind and frost hardy.
  • Moderately coastal hardy.
  • Full sun to partial shade.
  • Will tolerate most soil conditions except very wet and very dry.


Height Width
5 year old tree 1.5m 1.0m
10 year old tree 2.5m 1.5m
Country of Origin:   Central Europe
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