Purple Fountain Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'
Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; eventually reaches 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Slender Weeping Form|
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