Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech)
One of the finest trees in the British countryside, Particularly on alkaline soils where it is a common site. The rich golden colours of the leaves in the autumn, make this large tree stand out from the rest. Also very good as hedging as it holds onto it’s leaves through the winter (see Hedging section). Not suitable for very wet clay soil where Carpinus betulus serves better.
Ultimate height 30m (115ft), spread 25m (100ft).
Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea (Copper Beech)
The purple leafed form of the Common Beech, Leaf shade can vary as grown from seed so shade can vary from cross pollination.
Fagus sylvatica Black Swan
This weeping tree has dark purple, almost black, foliage, darker than other varieties of Purple Beech tree and has a magnificent cascading habit. In spring, new leaves appear copper-coloured at first blush, but quickly adopt various shades of purple until summer when the leaves completely darken to purplish black. The branches weep tightly to the main stem which is often a smooth, grey bark. Like other Beech trees, the Weeping Purple likes a well drained soil and sun or partial shade.
Ultimate height 6m (19ft), spread 3m (10ft).
Fagus sylvatica Dawyck
An upright growing medium sized form, making a columnar tree when young , spreading with age. Good tree for specimen planting or avenues.
Ultimate height 15m (48ft), spread 3m (10ft).
Fagus sylvatica Dawyck Purple
This tree is the purple leaved form of Fagus syl Dawyck though Smaller in ultimate size. The purple upright beech tree will tolerate most soils and exposed conditions, but avoid wet positions.
Ultimate height 10m (31ft), spread 3m (10ft).
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