Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea (copper beech)

Elliptic (what a lovely word) leaves that emerge in spring, deep purple in colour and changing eventually to russet in autumn. Can be trained as a Niwaki - adventurous and rather splendid. Smoke on the water, and fire in the sky.

Likes moist but well-drained soil - pretty much anywhere. Grow in sun or partial shade.

Features Hardiness rating

Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Trees - Large Green

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