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Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea'

Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea'
Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea'
Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea'
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An intriguing, rare selection of Carpinus which is named for the plum purple colour of its young growing tips in spring and summer. These are purple for a time, before fading to a lush, dark green. In a good crisp autumn, the leaves turn to a reliable, rich-yellow.

Although Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea' grows to be an ornamental tree if left to its own devices, you may also find that growing this as a large shrub by pruning lightly on a yearly basis will produce a flush of colourful new shoots and keep it to a smaller size.

Supplied Size: 4L containers (approx 80 - 100 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained soil. Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea' is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea' grows to be a small to medium sized tree with a rounded crown once established.
    • Height: up to 18 m (60 ft)
    • Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
  • Notes: Carpinus betulus 'Purpurea' is notably resistant to honey fungus.


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