How fast do Dawyck purple beech grow?
12 inches a year
It grows at least 12 inches a year, and more during its early years, after establishment. For the best foliage colors it should be planted in full sun, but the tree itself is somewhat shade tolerant, and it will still look handsome with softer foliage coloring.
How big does a purple fountain beech get?
25 ft. tall
Fagus sylvatica ‘Purple Fountain’
|Botanical Pronunciation||FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; eventually reaches 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
How do you grow Dawyck purple beech?
Planting & Growing This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH.
How long do purple beech trees live?
It has a typical lifespan of 150–200 years, though sometimes up to 300 years. In cultivated forest stands trees are normally harvested at 80–120 years of age. 30 years are needed to attain full maturity (as compared to 40 for American beech).
How far apart do you plant beech trees?
Space plants 45-60cm (18in-2ft) apart. Small hedging plants don’t require staking but may need protection from rabbits. Notes on how to plant individual beech trees can be found on our tree planting page or, here if you have chosen a larger specimen tree.
Do columnar beech trees lose their leaves?
All trees shed leaves, even conifers; however, they generally retain their needles for more than one year. There are a few species of trees that hold their dead leaves, Oaks, hornbeams, and Beech trees. This is a phenomenon called marcescence.
Can you keep a purple beech tree small?
Any tree can be kept small. The tricolor beech behind Janet was just the size we wanted it to be 16 years before this photo was taken. It’s still that size because we prune it every two years in August.
How do you prune a weeping purple beech?
- Completely cut out branches that are growing close to the trunk and straight down.
- Remove any crossing branches found throughout the tree.
- Remove several outside branches from the top of the tree as well if the tree is very tall or very full.
- Trim branches that touch the ground because they may root where they touch.
Is beech a hardwood or softwood?
Hardwoods such as beech, maple and walnut are usually reserved for bespoke joinery projects, crafting furniture, wooden flooring and fine veneers. These types are hardwood are most suitable for these tasks as they desire particular aesthetic characteristics, such as colour and woodgrain.