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Copper beech in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' syn. Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

 

Copper beech

The beech tree is a tall growing tree, with oval leaves that are lime green when they first appear before turning mid green, and, in the Autumn becoming yellow- brown. The bark is silver grey. Makes a good hedging plant. The 'Copper Beech' has dark, purplish-brown leaves that turn reddish in Autumn

 
plant Features
  • Copper beech likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Copper beech likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Copper beech is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Copper beech likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Copper beech

Latin name

Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' syn. Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Fagaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Copper beech likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Copper beech is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Copper beech likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Copper beech likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Copper beech is 10.00meters x 15.00meters 10.00 M 15.00 M

Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' syn. Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

The beech tree is a tall growing tree, with oval leaves that are lime green when they first appear before turning mid green, and, in the Autumn becoming yellow- brown. The bark is silver grey. Makes a good hedging plant. The 'Copper Beech' has dark, purplish-brown leaves that turn reddish in Autumn


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out container grown trees in spring when they are dormant. Dig in plenty of compost or well rotted compost before planting, water in well, and mulch to retain moisture. Water regularly in dry periods to stop the soil drying out.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in containers or seed bed and transplant out when well rooted. The nuts need to be ripened to expose the seed. Soak the nuts till they open.

 
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