Frank P Matthews
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Upright Golden Beech
Upright in habit with bright golden leaves which eventually fade to a mellow yellow-green mid summer.
Upright Purple Beech
Upright form with red new leaves turning rich dark purple before falling. Height after 10yrs 4m x 1.5m.
Young leaves appear red in spring, turning purple/black. Foliage turns brown in autumn hanging on till next spring.
Weeping purple beech with a narrow growth habit. Leaves are rich dark purple. Height after 10yr 5m x 1.5m.
Red foliage in spring turning deep purple/green in summer, then bronze in autumn. Height after 10yrs over 6m.
Classic weeping tree with a mushroom shape and dark purple leaves. Height after 10 years up to 4m.
Fern Leaf Beech
Attractive, narrow, lance-shaped dark green leaves make this a very graceful form. Copper-gold leaves in autumn.
Large, fastigiate tree with young lemon green leaves maturing to bright lime green.
A good weeping purple beech more compact and with deeper red purple foliage. Leaves open brown and go almost black.
Large parkland tree with unique weeping shapes with the limbs draped with hanging branchlets.
Dense broad crown with smooth silver bark. Large, serrated dark purple leaves. Height after 10 years over 6m.
Common or European Beech
Noble versatile tree, good for hedging. Dark green leaves copper in autumn. Height after 10 years over 6m.