Purple Fountain Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'
Pronunciation: FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Once established water deeply occasionally.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; eventually reaches 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Lilac (Syringa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Dove Tree (Davidia); Weigela (Weigela)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.