Fagus sylvatica 'Ansorgei'
(Willow-leaved Beech) Rare cultivar of Beech first found in the late nineteenth century in Germany, Fagus sylvatica 'Ansorgei' is a very slow growing with fine, narrow and willow-like, deep purple leaves.
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Rare cultivar of Beech first found in the late nineteenth century in Germany, Fagus sylvatica 'Ansorgei' is a very slow growing with fine, narrow and willow-like, deep purple leaves. The leaves are at their most purple usually in Spring and early summer, gradually turning dark purplish-green towards late summer/early autumn.
Although, not quite a weeping plant, this produces long arching branches which are very elegant in appearance, especially when growing out over a path, stream or pond. Very slow growing and not for instant gratification!
- Position: Full sun or dappled, light shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Very slow.
- Habit: Eventually a very small, spreading tree with long, arching branches.
- Height: up to 4 m (13 ft).
- Spread: 6 m (20 ft).
- Notes: Please be aware that this will not grow to reach the above size for many years. A specimen of Fagus sylvatica 'Ansorgei', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery has reached a height of 1.5 m, a spread of 2 m after 12 years.
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Foliage - Purple/Red, Rare and Unusual, Suitable for Containers