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Fagus syl Purpurea Pendula
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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'


Description: ‘Purpurea Pendula’ is a shrubby, weeping, purple-leaved form with a mushroom shape. Its flexible branches adapt well to training, or if left to grow naturally, the weeping branches arch and sprawl to create an impressive, purple-black mound.

History: Developed in Germany in 1865.

Fagus Growing Tips: They will grow in most soils provided they are not waterlogged, and will tolerate most sites except coastal. They prefer full sun or partial shade.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Purple Foliage
Text Weeping

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Tolerates exposed site Tolerates exposed site
Don't prune Don't prune