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Fagus sylvatica cv. "purpurea" 30-40cm

Fagus sylvatica cv. "purpurea" 30-40cm

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Product Description

Fagus sylvatica cv. "purpurea", commonly known as Purple European Beech, is a striking and ornamental cultivar of the European Beech (Fagus sylvatica). This deciduous tree is renowned for its exceptional foliage, which sets it apart from the typical green-leaved European Beech. The Purple European Beech features leaves that emerge in spring as a rich, deep purple or maroon color, creating a captivating display in the landscape. As the growing season progresses, the leaves gradually mature to a darker, purplish-green hue, maintaining a striking presence throughout the summer. In the fall, the foliage often turns a brilliant coppery-red before dropping, providing a final burst of color before winter. With its elegant, upright growth habit and unique purple foliage, this cultivar is a popular choice for ornamental plantings in gardens, parks, and other landscaped areas.

Cultivation:

Cultivating Fagus sylvatica cv. "Purpurea" (Purple European Beech) is similar to caring for the standard European Beech, but there are specific considerations related to its purple foliage:

  1. Climate: Purple European Beech thrives in temperate climates with mild to moderate winters and cool summers. It is hardy and can adapt to a range of conditions.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Purple European Beech in a location that receives partial to full sun. Adequate sunlight is essential for maintaining the vibrant purple color of the foliage.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, loamy soil with good fertility. While this cultivar is adaptable to various soil types, maintaining slightly acidic to neutral soil can help preserve the purple leaf color.

  4. Watering: Water your Purple European Beech regularly, especially during dry spells and the establishment period. Consistent moisture is important, but avoid waterlogged conditions.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Maintain a mulch-free area around the trunk.

  6. Fertilization: Like the standard European Beech, Purple European Beech generally does not require heavy fertilization. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to provide essential nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Purple European Beech as needed to remove dead or diseased branches and to shape it for desired aesthetics. Minimal pruning is typically required.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Purple European Beech is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. Keep an eye out for common issues like aphids, scale insects, and powdery mildew, and address them promptly.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Purple European Beech trees, space them adequately to allow for their mature size and to ensure proper air circulation within the canopy.

  10. Transplanting: Be cautious when transplanting Purple European Beech, as it can be sensitive to root disturbance. Transplant young trees and take care to preserve the root ball.

Fagus sylvatica cv. "Purpurea" is a captivating and elegant tree that can add a unique touch to your landscape with its distinctive purple foliage. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can become a standout ornamental tree in gardens and other landscaped areas, providing year-round visual interest.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 30-40cm

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