Fagus sylvatica Atropunicea
Overweight or delicate Item
Please note that this is a overweight or delicate item and cannot be delivered by our regular DPD courier. Local delivery is €25 for Dublin and Kildare for as many as you need and €59 for nationwide pallet delivery.
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Pallet Delivery For Dublin and Parts of Kildare €25.00
If you have ordered compost, furniture that we stock here in Newlands, BBQ or if your order is overweight or bulky, we will personally deliver to Dublin and parts of Co. Kildare or 25Km radius from where we are based.
Pallet Delivery Nationwide €59
(For counties outside of Dublin & Kildare) If your order is overweight or bulky or fragile and your shipping address is not based in Dublin or Kildare then we will ship your order by pallet.
Grown as a Tree
It is a large broadleaf tree that will grow into a magnificent specimen. Left to grow freely, Fagus sylvatica Atropunicea will form a broad oval crown which will eventually reach anything from 60-100 feet (20-30m) given the right conditions.
The leaves open wine-coloured and mature to deep purple by mid-summer, then turn coppery red in autumn. This is also the time for production of beechnuts or mast, which provide a feast for wildlife and was traditionally used for fattening free-range pigs. Makes excellent timber for carpentry and firewood.
Grown as Hedging
Copper Beech makes an excellent hedge , its foliage turns copper-red in autumn and when clipped as a hedge, it will usually hold the dry, straw-colored leaves throughout the Winter, so even being deciduous, it will still provide good privacy and screening.
- Site: Requires some shelter
- Soil: Any good well-drained soil
- Position: Full sun or partial shade
- Season of Interest: Fresh purple foliage in Spring, brown leaves on hedges in Winter
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Height: 80-115ft (25-35m) Spread: 40ft (12m) if unpruned
- Hedging Spacings: 1ft (30cm) for hedges up to 4ft. Space 18in to 2ft (45-60cm) apart for hedges 4ft+