12 European Purple Beech Tree Seeds-Wonderful Purple Leaves
12 Purple Leaf European Beech Tree Seeds
Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea
Purple Beech, Copper Beech, Pureia Beech, Frenchmans Beech
Description: This massive tree will reach a height and spread of 75 or more feet. Forest grown trees reach up to 120+ feet. The tree is naturally low-branched with attractive deep, glossy purplish- green leaves providing deep, inviting shade.
USDA Zones: 2b 8b
Height: 75 - 125+'.
Diameter: 2 - 4 1/2"
Bark: Light gray; smooth, thin.
Twigs: Slender, ending in long narrow scaly buds, with short side twigs or spurs.
Leaves: Young leaves are deep black red; change to purple green and then very dark green.
Flowers: With new leaves in spring. Male flowers small, yellowish with many stamens, crowded in ball 3/4-1" (2-2.5 cm) in diameter, hanging on slender hairy stalk to 2" (5 cm). Female flowers about 1/4" (6 mm) long, bordered by narrow hairy reddish scales, 2 at end of short stalk.
Fruit: 1/2-3/4" (12-19 mm) long; short-stalked light brown prickly burs; maturing in autumn and splitting into 4 parts. Usually 2 nuts, about 5/8" (15 mm) long, 3-angled, shiny brown, known as beechnuts.
Habitat: Moist rich soils of uplands and well-drained lowlands; often in pure stands.
Sun: Full sun to dense shade. When young, it is best to have as much sun as possible for the tree. As the tree grows older, it will tolerate more shade.
Soil: Works in most any soils. From dry uplands to swampy locations. Is planting in a wet location, mound or hill soil so that the sapling is not immersed in water. Later, it will have the benefit of the additional height, as well as additional soil for the root growth.
Propagation: Seed are the best method, sown directly into their permanent location. If growing indoors, use a growing station, propagator set, or other contained method of growing.
Diseases: Usually none are serious provided soil is not compacted and is well-drained.
Little grows in the dense shade of a Beech tree but if low branches are left on the tree no ground cover or grass is needed. In the fall, the leaves turn bronze but weather to a light tan color.
Bonsai Uses: Is a wonderful addition to any bonsai collector. Very manageable and very beautiful. Wiring is simple, and training is very easy. Makes a stunning showpiece.
Discussion: European Beech is a handsome shade tree and bears similar edible beechnuts, which are consumed in quantities by wildlife, especially squirrels, raccoons, bears, other mammals, and game birds. Unlike most trees, beeches retain smooth bark in age. The trunks are favorites for carving and preserve initials and dates indefinitely. Of note: American Beech was recognized by the colonists, who already knew the famous, closely related European Beech. Some carvings can still be seen in the bark of beeches from colonial time in America, and from the French Revolution in France.
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Last updated on Jun 17, 2019
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Do you only sell Organic Seed, Organic Teas, Mushrooms, Organic Essential Oils, Organic Spices, and Spice Blends
Yes! I will only sell organic seed, organic spices, organic mushrooms, and organic teas, and custom made organic spice blends that are all 100% Certified Organic.
I go to extremes to make sure that I never carry anything that may even be questionable regarding Organic origin.
All seed is grown on our family farms, as are all the ingredients in our spice blends. (With very few exceptions for items that cannot be grown in our areas.)
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Will you help me with information on how to grow the seed I buy, recipes for spices and blends I get from you?
Absolutely! I or a family member will help in any way we can with information about the seed, your location, or the best practices to ensure that you have success with your gardening,
We will also help with our spices and handcrafted spice blends and share some of our favorite recipes and secrets for making to most out of your selections.
Can I buy GMO, Hybrids, or other engineered seed, teas, spices, or spice blends from you?
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What days of the week do you ship and to where?
We ship on Monday - Friday via USPS (United States Postal Service), UPS, FedEx, & DHL. [Custom orders can be shipped on Saturdays to ensure speedy delivery if requested.]
I ship to PO Boxes, APO/FPO, and as a gift with no invoice/receipt if you wish.
Do you ship internationally (Europe, Australia, Asia)?
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Do you provide a Phytosanitary Certificate (PC) for international orders? And local Custom (International Orders)
Yes, upon request and prepayment (This is a custom order request); I can provide a Phytosanitary Certificate from the USDA/APHIS for your import requirements.
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How are the items I purchase packaged?
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We all are related in one way or another and the few that are not direct relatives have been working with the family for so many years that they are technically family. :)
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