Common Beech, European Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain'

Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fagus (FAG-us) (Info)
Species: sylvatica (sil-VAT-ee-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Fountain

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California

Rock Island, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Brighton, Michigan

Pinckney, Michigan

Cincinnati, Ohio

Fairview, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Lexington, Virginia

Ames Lake, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Feb 14, 2010, marshall_smith from Fairview, OR wrote:

Tree is 10 yrs old and thriving. It's about 15' tall and very slender. We live in the mouth of the Columbia Gorge, which means cold winds and ice storms in winter and hot dry winds (100 deg plus) in summer.

Positive

On Oct 28, 2009, holethree from Hartville, OH wrote:

We have three of these very healthy, beautiful trees. Even with the strong eastern winter winds that come across the frozen lake , they survive and survive well. I only wish that I knew how to prune one of them that seems to have a wayward mind of its own.

Positive

On Jul 7, 2005, picea from Cincinnati, OH wrote:

This may be the nicest of the weeping beech as it does not have to be staked. It sends out a leader on its own. Very nice form and color. If places in the right setting this plant can also grow fairly fast.