The lovely purple foliage of Fagus sylvatica Purpurea in detail
The lovely purple foliage of Fagus sylvatica Purpurea in detail
Pleached Medium sized specimen of Fagus sylvatica Purpurea
Full panel pleached Fagus sylvatica Purpurea row
Medium Copper Beech, Purple Beech from this batch

Fagus sylvatica Purpurea (Full pleached)

Copper Beech, Purple Beech

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Fagus sylvatica Purpurea is a stunning dark purple leaved variety of Common Beech, Fagus sylvatica.

This pretty deep foliaged tree have dark purple red foliage which appears in the spring time and like many other purple leaved specimens, it gradually turns to a dark green-bronze as the summer progresses until it is almost difficult to distinguish it with the Common, Fagus sylvatica.

These pleached specimens are best planted in a free draining soil, they will not perform well on heavy clay or light sand.

The panels for these pleached trees have a 40-60cm clear stem, and frame which is 2.3m high by 1.2m wide.  They can be effectively planted closely to form boundaries or divisions within gardens, without taking up too much lateral space.  Whilst planting at 1.2m spacings will ensure the trees will touch upon arrival, they can be spread out a little further and trained into one another over time.

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Hedging, Pleached,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening from ground level,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Chalk/Alkaline, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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.