Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Pendula'
Description: An unusual form of Beech tree as it forms a beautiful, small tree with weeping branches and is ideal for the small garden. The stems are clothed in rich blackish, purple foliage and therefore it looks stunning planted with silver or golden foliaged plants. Grow as a specimen in the lawn or in the garden border. Useful as a small specimen beech tree for the smaller garden.
Climate/Position: Best in full sun for good colour.
Height/Spread: 3 metres in 10 years remaining small and forming a dome shape.
Soil Requirements: Soils should be free draining. Tolerant of chalky soils.
Pruning: No pruning required.
Young plant should be staked and tied until the required height.
Created in 1865 by top grafting a prostrate purple scion onto a rootstock.