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Pleached Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea Copper Beech Trees – supplied root balled Our pleached Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea, also called Pleached Copper Beech or Purple Beech, will add a striking appearance to gardens large or small. The strong architectural form of the pleached crown, combined with beautiful foliage, makes this an ideal landscaping plant, and the advantages of root balled specimens ensure that your Pleached Copper Beech will thrive when planted in your garden! As our Pleached Copper Beech trees are sold as root balls, they are ready for planting as soon as they are delivered. The biodegradable sack and mesh protect the root system and make for a safe and easy transplanting of semi-mature plants. Since they are not containerised, root balled plants offer great value for money. Pleached Copper Beech has much better leaf retention than Pleached Hornbeam trees and therefore looks nicer in the winter, more successfully retaining its privacy screening attributes. Read our blog on Pleached Tree Care & How To Plant Pleached Trees
Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea is an attractive purple-leaved variety of the UK native Beech. It leaves emerge in spring a bright coppery red, changing to a bronze-green in summer before turning to orange and copper shades in autumn. The leaves of the Pleached Copper Beech may remain on the tree through much of the winter, and even the bare structured shape of the trees will add considerable visual interest.
Hardy in all of the UK and northern Europe, Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea can grow to a massive size, but by pleaching our Purple Beech specimens, we have created a tree suitable for planting in a small garden. By the time your Pleached Copper Beach trees are ready, we have already done most of the difficult work of training the crown into the square shape on an elevated clear stem, leaving you with the minor task of trimming once or twice a year to maintain the crown’s straight lines.
Pleached Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea should be planted in full sun or partial shade with any exposure in any moist but well-drained soil.and as long as the soil is not waterlogged in the winter it will even grow in clay soils.Since they will arrive root balled, the healthy root system of these field-grown trees will quickly recover from transplanting.
The landscaping and architectural possibilities of Pleached Copper Beach trees are many, as they combine the utility of providing screening as well as the beauty of their pleached form and purple foliage. They make an excellent edging for a roof terrace, or lining a narrow walkway, where their slim profile will take up little space while making a big statement. Their structured appearance is a natural fit for formal gardens, and the dense pleached crown of Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea can turn a low wall into a tall screen without undertaking a major construction project!
Pleached trees have had a place in formal gardens and public spaces for centuries, and with good reason. A row of pleached Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea will bring privacy, beauty and a distinctive look to your garden, terrace, or courtyard, and the root balled trees will get off to a strong start and continued healthy growth in their new home.