Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea. Copper beech are large deciduous trees with deep purple leaves, which become reddish in autumn. It makes a magnificent statement in the garden. Clipped – it makes a fantastic hedge with year round interest as the dead leaves do not drop in the winter. Copper Beech 50-60cm
Name: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea
Approx. Height and spread: + 12 M x + 8M or trimmed as needed.
Position: Full sun – part shade
Soil Ph: All
Moisture: Well drained – moist but well drained.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
‘These coppery or red leaved varieties are said to have originated from a tree found in Thüringen in Germany in the 1700s, and plants started to appear in nursery catalogues in the early 1800s.’