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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' /Copper Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'  / Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'
Specimen in Chicago Botanical Gardens with maroon colored foliage
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Specimen in Chicago Botanical Gardens with maroon colored foliage

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Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'
Common Name: Copper Beech
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Like most beech, this one has a shallow root system and will not tolerate traffic over it nor any fill put on top of it. A very good selection for purplish leaf. Provide full sun, moist soil, and plenty of space for growth.