Purple Beech (Fagus syl. Purpurea) Trough
£65.00 ex. VAT
Fagus syl. Purpurea trough hedging otherwise known as Purple beech has a lovely deep purple foliage with red new growth. Holding its coppery coloured leaves over most of the winter to give extra screening this lovely form of Beech should be grown in every garden.
Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica purpurea) Trough
Historically Purple Beech (Fagus syl. Purpurea) Trough hedging has been a very popular hedging plant. It is sometimes mistakenly called Copper Beech and it gets this common name from the warm burnished Copper colour that the leaves go during the Autumn and the Winter. These Gloriously coloured leaves stay on the plant until the spring when the new fresh purple leaves push the old leaves off as the emerge.
Purple Beech or Fagus syl. Purpurea trough hedging is suitable for growing in most soils, but it is best to avoid really heavy clay or soils that are wet or can stay wet for a prolonged period of time. The ideal soil would be a light to medium soil with good drainage.
Purple Beech or fagus sylvatica purpurea trough hedging is happiest growing in full sun, but it will also grow in light to medium shade. As with all plants that do not have green leaves growing it in shade will lead to the colour fading to show greener colour on the leaves and not being as vibrant as it can be in full sun. These plants are all propagated form seed and as such you will get some colour variation in the leaves.
Purple Beech (fagus sylvatica purpurea) trough hedging requires regular trimming to achieve the best finish and to maximise the density of the hedge. We would recommend trimming at least twice per year and ideally three times per year to get the best results. Like the Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) the purple beech can be kept trimmed as a very formal hedge.
The Royal Horticultural Society gave Purple Beech an Award of Garden merit in 1984
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Length 100 cm, Width 20 cm, Height 70-90 cm, Length 100 cm, Width 20 cm, Height 90-110 cm