The Beech is large but slow growing tree which colours a beautiful copper in late autumn. The Purple Beech has deep purple leaves that come in spring and turn copper in autumn. The tree does hold onto some of these leaves throughout the winter until the new shoots force them to fall. Likes well draining soil and does not reach its full height of 12-15m for 50 years.
The trees described as ‘Feathered’ are branched out nice and low from the ground up. Those described as ‘Standard’ have a clear stem of approx. 1.8m before it starts to branch out.