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Fagus Sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' | Dawyck Beech - 400-420cm, 55lt

Fagus Sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' | Dawyck Beech - 400-420cm, 55lt

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Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’ is a crossing between F. sylvatica 'Dawyck' and a red-leaved beech. It’s a medium-sized, fastigiated, deciduous tree of columnar, upright habit with attractive, broadly oval, purple leaves - reddish purple in spring, deep purple in summer and burgundy purple in autumn. Small, inconspicuous, yellowish flowers bloom in spring and are followed by small beech nuts in autumn. Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawkye Purple’ prefers humus rich, moist, well-drained soils and doesn’t tolerate too wet or waterlogged soils. It thrives in full sun or partial shade. It is moderately tolerant of frost, air pollution and wind. Generally, doesn’t have any serious problems with pests or diseases. Easy to grow, low maintenance plant. It can be difficult to transplant. Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawkye Purple’ is a gorgeous columnar, perfect as a specimen plant or in larger groups, great for avenues and narrow streets. It can be used for informal hedges and screens.
  • Common Name

    Beech 'Dawyck Purple'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    hybrid, Holland

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, yellowish

  • Foliage

    broadly oval, purple leaves - reddish purple in spring, deep purple in summer and burgundy purple in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar, upright

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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