Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea'
  • Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea'
  • Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea'

Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea'

£35.00

(Purple Beech) Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea' is a curious and unusual wide, spreading small beech tree with slightly contorted branches, generally with a weeping branch tip and leaves which are an attractive, dark purple in colour.

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A curious and unusual wide, spreading small beech tree with slightly contorted branches, generally with a weeping branch tip and leaves which are an attractive, dark purple in colour.

The relatively low, parasol-like habit makes Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea' look particularly attractive when allowed to grow out over a slope, stream or pond.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa Purpurea' grows to be a small, spreading tree.
    • Height: up to 5 m (16 ft).
    • Spread: 7 m (23 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, Habit - Architectural, Rare and Unusual, To grow in a pot

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