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A mature specimen of Fagus sylvatica Black Swan in a parkland environment
A mature specimen of Fagus sylvatica Black Swan in a parkland environment
Fagus sylvatica Black Swan on the row at the Barcham Trees nursery
Fagus sylvatica Black Swan on the row of the Barcham Trees nursery
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Fagus sylvatica Black Swan

Black Swan weeping purple beech

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

This beautiful purple weeper has cascading branches clothed with good sized dark purple foliage throughout the late spring and summer. Similar to another clone called Purple Fountain, Fagus sylvatica Black Swan has larger leaves and is more regular in its habit. Like all Fagus, a free draining loaming soil gives best results and the domed architectural shape of this tree at maturity is great tree to see in a garden.

There aren’t many purple weeping trees on the market and we rate this one to be the best. Fagus sylvatica Black Swan is a great tree for providing contrast against a lighter background but take care to plant on the extremity of your garden as dark foliage draws the eye so if it is at the forefront of your planting mix you won’t readily notice what lies behind it.

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Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Chalk/Alkaline, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.