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Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' (Beech 'Dawyck Purple')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'

Other names

Beech 'Dawyck Purple'

Genus

Fagus Fagus

Variety or Cultivar

'Dawyck Purple' _ 'Dawyck Purple' is a small, upright, deciduous tree with dark purple leaves.


Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Erect, Narrowly columnar, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Beech bark scale Aphids , Beech bark scale

Beech bark disease , Bracket fungi on standing trees , Coral spot , Foot and root rot , Heart rot Beech bark disease , Bracket fungi on standing trees , Coral spot , Foot and root rot , Heart rot

General care

Pruning

The removal or damaged or diseased shoots, is required.

Propagation methods

Seed, Grafting


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Where to grow

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' (Beech 'Dawyck Purple') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grows well in any but waterlogged soils in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'

Other names

Beech 'Dawyck Purple'

Genus

Fagus Fagus

Variety or Cultivar

'Dawyck Purple' _ 'Dawyck Purple' is a small, upright, deciduous tree with dark purple leaves.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Erect, Narrowly columnar, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer; Dark-purple in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Beech bark scale

Specific diseases

Beech bark disease , Bracket fungi on standing trees , Coral spot , Foot and root rot , Heart rot

General care

Pruning

The removal or damaged or diseased shoots, is required.

Propagation methods

Seed, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' (Beech 'Dawyck Purple') will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grows well in any but waterlogged soils in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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