Young Red Beech Tree | Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'

The main characteristic of Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea,' also known as the Copper Beech, is its beautiful, dark red to brown leaves. People also recognize this tree for its distinctive beech nuts.

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The Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'

The Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea,' also known in Dutch as the Brown Beech or Red Beech, is a familiar sight in parks or larger gardens.

 

Total Height

The Red Beech is a tree that can grow to a substantial size, ultimately reaching a height of 25 to 30 meters.

Therefore, it is advisable to plant the Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' in a location where it has ample space to develop.

 

Leaf Color

The leaves of the Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' emerge brightly red in spring, gradually changing to red to brown hues.

The intensity of the red coloration may vary among individual trees; one tree may display more bright red leaves, while another may have more reddish-brown leaves.

 

Flowering

In later years, the tree blooms with inconspicuous catkins, after which the familiar beech nuts appear on the tree, enclosed in a bristly fruit husk.

 

Location

The Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea' prefers a spacious location in a not overly wet soil that is rich in nutrients.

 

How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.

 

Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower

 

Questions?

Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!

Specifications

  • Mature Height

    25-30 meters
  • Flower color

    Inconspicuous
  • Flowering months

    May
  • Location

    Sun semi-shade
  • Fruits

    Beechnuts
  • Evergreen

    Not evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Winterhardy
  • Leaf color in summer

    Red
  • Leaf color in autumn

    Brown

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