Copper Beech trees can be planted in domestic or parkland settings. Magnificent in May, its wine red leaves darken to purple-black in summer, and colour to glorious oranges and russets in autumn, and can retain some leaves during winter. It shares most of the characteristics of a green beech tree, except maybe a little slower growing. A very popular choice as it offers strong colour contrasts.
Planting Copper Beech Trees
This tree does particularly well when planted in well drained soil and despite its notorious height it has shallow roots. This means it should not be planted near a house.
How tall & fast will a Copper Beech Tree Tree grow?
Copper Beech Trees can grow up to 20-30m. However, when given enough time and space they can grow 40m. This type of tree grows very slowly at an annual rate of up to 12-24 inches per year. Although this tree takes a log time to grow it has an even longer life span of up to half a millennium.
- Maintenance of Copper Beech Trees
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