FAGUS purpurea Copper Beech


Similar in most respects to the green variety. Particularly versatile – ideal for formal garden hedges & country hedgerows. The fresh foliage is light green/purple in spring, turning darker to a rich reddish purple during the summer.

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FAGUS sylvatica purpurea
Copper Beech

Copper Beech also known as Purple Beech is a delightful hedging species boasting glossy foliage in shades of purple and darkest green. It is one of the most popular varieties of hedging shrub in the UK.  Like its green counterpart, Copper Beech is, strictly speaking, a deciduous shrub, however it can successfully retain its russet brown leaves in their dry state throughout the winter if trimmed annually in August.  This makes it the perfect hedging plant for providing effective screening, not to mention colour, all year round. An excellent formal hedge, Copper Beech can also be grown as a component of a native mixed hedge, providing much-needed shelter to wildlife throughout the winter when fully deciduous varieties have completely shed their leaves. Suitable for any well drained soil and to a position in sun or partial shade.

Approx size – 30 -50cm

Planting distance – 45cm apart

As this product is bare-rooted it is available for dispatch between late November & March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at the time of ordering.

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Per 10, Per 50


40-60cm, 80-120cm