Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’) is a distinctive, low-maintenance hedging species. Always a popular choice, Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ is also known as Copper Beech, due to the coppery brown shade of its leaves during spring. Purple Beech foliage transforms into a deep purple hue in the summer than to brown throughout winter – making this a striking and interesting hedging species suitable for most soil types.
Best Features:Year-round interest, colourful foliage
Ideal For Hedges:1m-5m high
Growth Rate:Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
Position:Any normal soil, sun or partial shade, exposed inland and coastal