• Eventual height: 12m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

beech 'Purple Fountain' (syn. Fagus 'Purple Fountain')

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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but freely draining soil
  • Rate of growth: Slow
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


This narrowly upright beech tree displays a fountain-like form, with slender arching limbs that cascade down. The deep purple leaves emerge tipped with red-bronze before darkening, and come autumn, the foliage transitions to golden copper hues for a brilliant finale. Small, inconspicuous flower catkins appear in late spring, and the smooth, silver-grey bark provides winter appeal, completing the seasonal showcase. Though it matures at 12m tall, the narrowly upright shape with airy, weeping side branches allow 'Purple Fountain' beech to fit smaller landscape settings.


  • Garden care:
    Requires minimal pruning if grown as a tree, removing any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
    • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten
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