Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group

  • Other common names copper beech
    purple beech
  • Synonyms Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea
    Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’
  • Family Fagaceae
  • Genus Fagus are large deciduous trees with smooth grey bark, ovate leaves colouring well in autumn, and inconspicuous flowers followed by usually spiny fruits
  • Details Atropurpurea Group are large deciduous trees grown for their deep purple leaves, which become reddish in autumn


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Architectural

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Aphids and beech bark scale may be a problem

Diseases May be affected by coral spot and heart and root rot in mature trees