Copper Beech

Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea

Regular price £3.00 ex VAT
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Availability: 2395 in stock

A large deciduous trees with deep purple oval leaves which become reddish in autumn.
Produces small flowers that are followed by spiny fruits; known as beechnuts or mast that are found in small burrs which drop from the tree in autumn.
Although not evergreen, Beech will retain old leaves in winter, which provide additional interest and screening.

Growing Conditions:
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Value To Wildlife:
Provides an important habitat and food source for woodland animals and wildlife.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. If looking to use a tree guard when planting your Beech whips, we recommend using a [bio spiral guard with holes] in order to reduce the risk of mildew damage. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Nut
  • Growth rate

    Average
  • Maximum height

    > 12m
  • Time to maximum height

    50 years
  • Tree type

    Deciduous