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Author:Irmgard, picture taken in Kurpark, Baden
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Euopean Beech Tree , Fagus sylvatica, (Sheffield's Seed Co., )
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2018 crop Holland

Fagus sylvatica


Copper Beech

  • Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

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Growing Info

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" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' Copper Beech is a large tree that can reach impressive heights up to 49 m (160 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of 3m (10 ft). This tree has a typical lifespan of 150 to 200 years, and sometimes up to 300 years. The European beech wood is perfect for crafting various objects and implements due to its fine and short grain, making it easy to work with, dye, varnish, and glue. The purple leaves of this tree are edible, having a nice mild flavor, and go well in mixed salads. The seeds of this region are rich in oil, which stores well without going rancid, providing an excellent delicacy and can be used as a dressing for salads and cooking. This tree variant parent produces a purple-leaved form, and a proportion of the seedlings will resemble their parent. Consider planting this tree to enjoy its beauty and useful attributes.

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