Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ / Copper
Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ is a noble majestic tree which stands out in a woodland planting and as a specimen tree. This large deciduous tree can grow up to 30m tall, with a spread of 15-20m. The dark red-purple foliage appears in spring, which then turns a darker bronze-green during the summer, before finally turning golden brown in autumn. Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ can be planted in full sun or partial shade. This tree can dominate the landscape and is therefore ideal for a parkland setting.
Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’ / Dawyck Beech
Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’ is an upright, narrow, deciduous tree, which becomes broadly columnar with age. This tree has wavy margined green leaves in the spring, which turn yellow\orange\brown in the autumn. Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’ can be planted in either full sun or partial shade. It has an eventual height of 12m+ and an eventual spread of between 4-8m. Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’ prefers a moist, well-drained soil.
Fagus sylvatica / Common Beech
Fagus sylvatica is a large, handsome, vigorous deciduous tree, often seen as a specimen and in woodland plantations. It has a broad spreading crown. Fagus sylvatica leaves are a fresh green in the spring, turning rich russet-brown in the autumn. When used for hedging, Fagus sylvatica will keeps its leaves which can look very attractive in the autumn\winter sunshine. It has an ultimate height of 12m+ and a spread of 8m+. Fagus sylvatica prefers a moist well-drained soil and can tolerate full sun or partial shade positions. Fagus sylvatica is often used for logs.