Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'
beech 'Dawyck Purple'
'Dawyck Purple' is a fastigiate, medium-sized deciduous tree with deep purple foliage. Flowers inconspicuous; fruits bristly
SynonymsFagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Fastigiata'
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Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Fagus are large deciduous trees with smooth grey bark, ovate leaves colouring well in autumn, and inconspicuous flowers followed by usually spiny fruits
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How to grow
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
Aphids and beech bark scale may be a problem
May be affected by coral spot and heart and root rot in mature trees
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