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Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea
Red Leaved European Beech
Quick Facts
Hardiness Zones: Red Leaved European Beech can be trusted to flourish in tolerance Zones 4-7/8.
Mature Size: Flourishes to a height of 60' as well as a compass consisting of approximately 45' at maturity.
Sun Preference: Full direct sun light are ideal with regards to this particular tree. Bloom time is March to April allthough Insignificant
Tree/Shrub Type: This is an deciduous ornamental tree, commonly cultivated and planted for beauty, shade or accent.
Growth Rate: Thrives at a slow pace with height growths of somewhere from lower than 12" to 18" each year.
Soil Preference: It is not particular as to soil type or pH, however will not tolerate standing water. Does prefer nutrient rich and substantial moisture as most large trees do.

An deciduous tree or hedge planting which is colorful in contrast, also at maturity a massive feature tree with deep red to purple vegetation all growing season long.

A most magnificent specimen; quite specific concerning growing conditions, Nutrient-rich soil as well as substantial moisture is beneficial, give it ample space to grow and look its finest

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Decorative Characteristics:

Red Leaved European Beech (Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea) has appealing red to purple vegetation throughout the growing season. The ragged acute leafage is attractively compelling and fade to an impressive hazel reddish brown in the autumn. The blossoms and the triangular nut which is enclosed in a spiky involucre are not attractively noteworthy. The sleek silvery bark is incredibly snazzy and also adds considerable winter interest.

Landscaping Attributes:

Red Leaved European Beech (Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea) is a compact deciduous tree with a pleasing oviform. Its general smoothness blends into the scenery, yet could be offset by one or two refined off color trees or hedges for an effective make-up.

This is a reasonably low upkeep tree, and also is ideally pruned when dormant in late winter months. Deer tend to pass grazing on this species and leave it alone. It has no substantial adverse attributes.

It is recommended for large attractive shade or accent landscape applications including a great street tree. This species also makes a great hedge in group shrub type form

Tree Properties:

Red Leaved European Beech (Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea) will develop to be about 50-60 feet in height at their mature age, with a spread of 30-45 feet. It tends to have a lower round canopy with a normal clearance of 4 feet from the ground. It develops at a slow pace around 8-12" a year being typical, under excellent conditions can be anticipated to live up to 120 years or more.

This tree enjoys full sunlight and bloom time is March to April although insignificant. It thrives best in moderate to evenly moist conditions, however will not endure standing water. It is not specific as to soil media or pH. It is rather tolerant of city pollution, and also will favor being placed in a relatively protected area.

It is native to central and southern Europe. We cull out any trees with green leaves during growing season. Grown from open pollinated seed, expect some natural variability.
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