Copper Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea)

Semi Evergreen Tree with Purple Leaves in Summer Months. Trees sold as Bare Root plants from November to April.

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Tree Sizes

5-6ft, 7-8ft, 8-9ft

40.0050.00

Out of stock

Adam Richards
Adam Richards
2023-11-16
These guys are the best. Super prossesional & 100% personable. Caitriona & Robert helped me plan my hedging, offered advice and delivered swiftly. Thank you.
Gary Dully
Gary Dully
2023-11-11
Highly recommend. Beautiful healthy thriving tree and hedges delivered and no issues, very fast delivery and great to deal with. 10/10. Top marks.
Gareth Wills
Gareth Wills
2023-11-11
Excellent. Great quality and very helpful.
Matthew Kehoe
Matthew Kehoe
2023-11-07
Couldn’t recommend and rate Cullen Nurseries more highly! They supplied excellent specimen shrubs and looked after all planting at a very competitive rate, not to mention a very speedy turn around. A super family run Irish business! Thanks Caitriona & Rob. M
Evelyn Potts
Evelyn Potts
2023-10-28
Catriona and Rob were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional. Got lovely plants….delivered to the door…..extremely happy customer…..thank you.
Dave McGee
Dave McGee
2023-10-12
Very quick & lovely plants,great service
Jennifer Sharkey
Jennifer Sharkey
2023-09-28
So happy to have chosen Cullen Nurseries to supply, plant and fertilize our new Red Robin hedge. Great customer service from Caitriona and really pleased with the very professional job Rob & his colleague did planting them. Pics don't do them justice - this was the day they were planted - 61 x 2l Red Robins - really healthy looking plants. Delighted and looking forward to seeing them grow over the years. Thank you!
Mary Belton
Mary Belton
2023-09-28
Caitriona and Rob provided lovely strong trees and delivery was very smooth. I will be back to buy bare root hedging when available!
Ronan Doyle
Ronan Doyle
2023-09-18
Really helpful. Great selection.

Delivery Information

We deliver to Ireland and Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver your product ourselves but sometimes we use couriers to make sure get your order to you as quickly as we can.

Please keep in mind that we will be lifting your plants to order, so please be patient, it can take between 14 and 21 days to process orders and ship your plants. We want you to get your product as fresh as possible. Our plants are delivered in lined bags to protect them during transport.

We will contact you by phone a day or 2 before a planned delivery to arrange a time. Please make sure to include your phone number when ordering!

We offer free delivery on orders of €300 and over.

Cullen's Returns & Refunds

We make every effort to ensure you get your plants in the best possible condition. If there is is a problem with the condition of the plants on arrival please:

  • If possible note the damage on the delivery docket when your order arrives
  • Photograph any issues
  • Contact us ASAP and within 3 days of receiving your order, so we can arrange a replacement to be sent or for a refund to be issued.


We stand over the quality of our plants. Please be mindful of the fact that our plants are bare-root plants and will not look the same in Winter as they do in Spring and Summer.

Also, we cannot be responsible for inadequate aftercare of plants such as incorrect planting, weather conditions – drought or frost, wildlife damage, or improper maintenance.

If you are unsure of how to plant or care for your plants, please contact us and we will help.

Description

Properties of Copper Beech Tree

Copper beech tree (Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea) is an ideal garden tree. It is a low-maintenance, moderately fast-growing tree. The growth rate of a copper beech tree is typically 1-2ft per year. It is not evergreen like Laurel Hedging or even Photinia Red Robin hedging and Although the leaves of a beech tree turn to brown/golden colour in Winter, it will still retain a large percentage of the foliage on the plant until new growth comes in the Spring and pushes off the older leaves.

Description of Copper Beech Tree

The Leaves of a copper beech plant are oval in shape, pointed at the tip and purple in colour. The beech plant turns darker in colour as the plant matures. Beech hedges prefer moist nutrient rich soil but will do well in most soil types making beech hedges a popular choice with the Irish gardener.

Features of Beech Trees

The stand-out property of a Beech hedge is that it can be easily pruned. Pruning a beech tree will encourage the plant to become thicker and fuller, providing a more dense coverage.  It is similar in texture or structure to Hornbeam trees. Adding a Copper Beech Tree to hedging is a popular planting scheme in Irish gardens. Other tree options to add to hedges include Oak, Silver Birch, Mountain Ash trees or even Lime trees, these can add depth and volume to an established hedge.

Benefits of Trees & Hedging to Biodiversity & Ecosystems.

Planting a tree of any type, including copper beech trees in the garden is a great way to encourage biodiversity and preserve ecosystems. A tree in the garden provides shelter and security for nesting birds, caterpillars, aphids and other insects. Beech hedges act as a network for small animals to move around the garden and populate.

How and When to Plant Your Copper Beech Tree

Beech trees are typically sown as bare-root plants in the Winter months from November through to March. Trees of 7-8ft are the most popular size for planting as the root systems are well developed and the plants are an ideal size for planting.

The first one or two years are the slowest with Beech trees, but if kept clean and free from weeds, significant growth will be made in the later years. Green beech tends to grow a little faster than Copper Beech.

Tips & Tricks for your Copper Beech Tree

  • Beech trees are usually planted as bare root plants, usually about 7-8ft tall.
  • Secure your Copper Beech Tree with a 5ft Timber Stake and Tree Tie Combo.
  • Keep the area around the beech tree clear of long grass and weeds in the first few months to promote growth.
  • Copper Beech plants should be watered if planted in late Spring and there is a period of drought in the proceeding months.
  • Dig a hole about 1-1.5ft deep and Place the plants in the hole, covering the root system up to the collar of the plant. Shovel back Nice loose fresh topsoil and walk the plant in to anchor it in the ground.
  • Secure the tree with a stake and tie to prevent it from blowing in the wind.

After Care of your Copper Beech Tree

  • If windy weather follows the planting, walk in the plants every few days to anchor plants in the ground and ensure roots embed into the soil securely.

Type: Average to Fast Growing in nutrient rich moist soil
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade

You can view our You Tube Video on How to Grow Beech Hedging.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

5-6ft, 7-8ft, 8-9ft

Properties of Copper Beech Tree

Copper beech tree (Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea) is an ideal garden tree. It is a low-maintenance, moderately fast-growing tree. The growth rate of a copper beech tree is typically 1-2ft per year. It is not evergreen like Laurel Hedging or even Photinia Red Robin hedging and Although the leaves of a beech tree turn to brown/golden colour in Winter, it will still retain a large percentage of the foliage on the plant until new growth comes in the Spring and pushes off the older leaves.

Description of Copper Beech Tree

The Leaves of a copper beech plant are oval in shape, pointed at the tip and purple in colour. The beech plant turns darker in colour as the plant matures. Beech hedges prefer moist nutrient rich soil but will do well in most soil types making beech hedges a popular choice with the Irish gardener.

Features of Beech Trees

The stand-out property of a Beech hedge is that it can be easily pruned. Pruning a beech tree will encourage the plant to become thicker and fuller, providing a more dense coverage.  It is similar in texture or structure to Hornbeam trees. Adding a Copper Beech Tree to hedging is a popular planting scheme in Irish gardens. Other tree options to add to hedges include Oak, Silver Birch, Mountain Ash trees or even Lime trees, these can add depth and volume to an established hedge.

Benefits of Trees & Hedging to Biodiversity & Ecosystems.

Planting a tree of any type, including copper beech trees in the garden is a great way to encourage biodiversity and preserve ecosystems. A tree in the garden provides shelter and security for nesting birds, caterpillars, aphids and other insects. Beech hedges act as a network for small animals to move around the garden and populate.

How and When to Plant Your Copper Beech Tree

Beech trees are typically sown as bare-root plants in the Winter months from November through to March. Trees of 7-8ft are the most popular size for planting as the root systems are well developed and the plants are an ideal size for planting.

The first one or two years are the slowest with Beech trees, but if kept clean and free from weeds, significant growth will be made in the later years. Green beech tends to grow a little faster than Copper Beech.

Tips & Tricks for your Copper Beech Tree

  • Beech trees are usually planted as bare root plants, usually about 7-8ft tall.
  • Secure your Copper Beech Tree with a 5ft Timber Stake and Tree Tie Combo.
  • Keep the area around the beech tree clear of long grass and weeds in the first few months to promote growth.
  • Copper Beech plants should be watered if planted in late Spring and there is a period of drought in the proceeding months.
  • Dig a hole about 1-1.5ft deep and Place the plants in the hole, covering the root system up to the collar of the plant. Shovel back Nice loose fresh topsoil and walk the plant in to anchor it in the ground.
  • Secure the tree with a stake and tie to prevent it from blowing in the wind.

After Care of your Copper Beech Tree

  • If windy weather follows the planting, walk in the plants every few days to anchor plants in the ground and ensure roots embed into the soil securely.

Type: Average to Fast Growing in nutrient rich moist soil
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade

You can view our You Tube Video on How to Grow Beech Hedging.