Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea Pendula’ Fagus

Fagus

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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Weeping
  • Do not prune
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Leaf colour: Purple
  • S Size: Small
  • Chalk tolerant

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