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Fagus sylvatica 'purpurea pendula'

Pronunciation: Fag-us sil-vat-ee-kuh
Family: Fagaceae
Common Name: Weeping copper beach
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
Height to: 10'
Width to: 10'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • mid spring
Bloom Description: Insignificant/green
Soil Type: Most moist but well drained soil
Pests and Diseases: Aphids, beech bark scale, beech bark disease , bracket fungi on standing trees , coral spot , foot and root rot , heart rot
Propagation: Sow seed in seedbed in autumn or, after winter statification, in spring. Graft cultivars in midwinter
Notes for Identification: Variety or cultivar: 'purpurea pendula' _ 'purpurea pendula' is a spreading, mushroom-headed, deciduous tree with weeping branches bearing elliptic to ovate, wavy-margined, purple-black leaves that turn red-brown in autumn. Inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring are followed by spiny, capsule-like fruit in autumn. Foliage: purple, black in spring; black, purple in summer; copper in autumn fruit: brown in autumn20-50 years to maturity source: various sources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants 
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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