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Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’
Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’
Common Name(s): Copper beech
With leaves that vary in colour from bronze to burgundy, this majestic tree looks wonderful in large gardens but, unfortunately, it is suited to few regions in South Africa. It does best in colder areas with alkaline soil and rainfall in excess of 750mm per annum. If possible, plant it alongside a stream or watercourse so that the roots are always supplied with moisture.
Botanical Pronunciation: FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
Bears leaves that vary in colour from bronze to burgundy.
It is suited to only a few regions in South Africa.
Uses in landscape design
Plant it alongside a stream or watercourse so that the roots are always supplied with moisture.