Purple Fountain Beech

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

SKU
03585
Rich purple, glossy, rounded leaves cloak the cascading branches of this fine specimen tree. Creates a handsome, narrow silhouette with it's strong upright form, and because it is much slower growing than a typical beech, it needs no pruning to maintain its graceful shape. Deciduous.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationFA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; eventually reaches 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMaidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Lilac (Syringa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Dove Tree (Davidia); Weigela (Weigela)

Highly adaptable to a wide range of soil types, providing it is well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce the frequency, continuing with deep waterings. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Seldom needs pruning.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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