'Dawyck Purple' beech tree has a stunning columnar shape and is suitable for a smaller garden due to its upright habit. This tree also looks good in larger gardens. This slow-growing variety of beech prefers to be left alone and does not require regular pruning. The leaves are red in spring and they then develop into a deep purple colour, before finally turning brown in the autumn; the leaves hold on the tree through winter. In order to get the best colour from the foliage of this tree, plant it in a full sun position.
Common Name: Purple Fastigate Beech Tree
Latin Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'
Soil: Moist but well drained
Position: Full sun
Flowering period: Spring
Flowering colour: Insignificant green flowers
10yr height: 5m