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Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea': European Purpleleaf Beech Seeds

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Product Overview

Zones: 4 to 8
Mature Height: 60 to 90 feet
Mature Spread: 60 feet

The Purple Leaf European Beech is unquestionably one of the best of the large ornamental shade trees. Magnificent and stately. While seedling color will vary, a proportion of seedlings will resemble the parent with a good purple colour. Also called the Copper Beech.

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Purple Leaf European Beech has a slow growth rate. It grows 60 to 90 feet in height and 60 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 4 to 8. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days, (longer stratification,150 days, can increase germination)
Germination: Sow seed 3/8 inch deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 25 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.


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