Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness'
  • Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness'

Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness'

£35.00

(Purple Beech) New to us, Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness' is an unusual new selection of beech with very dark purple-black spring and early summer leaves.

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(Purple Beech) New to us, Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness' is an unusual new selection of beech with very dark purple-black spring and early summer leaves. These colourful leaves gradually turn dark green as summer progresses and finally golden-bronze in autumn before falling.

Although not a tree for instant gratification, Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness' has excellent foliage colour, particularly when planted in a position with plenty of sunlight.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Fagus sylvatica 'Prince of Darkness' grows to be a small to medium sized tree.
    • Height: estimated 8 - 10 m (26 - 32 ft).
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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