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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'

Weeping Purple Beech

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Plant type

Deciduous tree


Autumn colour



Skill level


photo by Juliette Wade, copyright GAP Photos (261917)

Plant details

Most forms of common beech are too large for small, modern gardens. However this pretty, weeping tree with intense purple foliage is an asset in any planting plan. Over many years it forms a mushroom-headed dome of foliage.

Family: Fagaceae

Genus: Fagus

Species: sylvatica

Cultivar: Purpurea Pendula

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

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