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copper purple beech hedge

Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’

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This purple-leaved form of the European beech tolerates a wider range of soils than the American Beech (Fagus grandifolia). Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea is the common name for a particular strain of seedlings that have deep purple coloration instead of the green typical of the species; seedlings with this unique attribute are considered to be a forma of the European beech known as the Atropurpurea group. This group includes a variety of purple-leaved European beech trees with many different leaf colors, from pale purple with tints of green to bronze-purple and even a dark purple that is nearly black. As a low-branched deciduous tree, the Copper beech hedge works well as a hedge with regular pruning.
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A purple-leaf beech InstantHedge unit in biodegradable cardboard container ready to ship.

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In summer, the dark purple-green foliage is highlighted with a second push of ruddy new growth.

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European beech (Fagus sylvatica) foliage in autumn.

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In summer, the dark purple-green foliage is highlighted with a second push of ruddy new growth.

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European Beech Growing Conditions

Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Details

The Purple beech hedge (Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea) is native to the woodlands of southern and central Europe. It was brought to America in the middle of the 18th century and it has been a popular ornamental shade tree ever since. Also check, Carpinus betulus hedge and Fagus Sylvatica which is one of the popular hedges to be used. Explore other types of hedges.

Deer Resistance: YES
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Sunset Heat Zones: 1 - 9 and 14 - 24
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Size: Up to 12’ height and 4’ width
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Pest/Disease Issues:
No serious insect or disease problems. Beech scale is an occasional problem.

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