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5ft Fagus syl 'Black Swan' | 12L Pot | By Frank P Matthews

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TR9035
£80.99
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Fagus sylvatica 'Black Swan' boasts dark purple, almost black, foliage, darker than other varieties of Purple Beech tree and has a magnificent cascading habit. The deciduous, broadly ovate, very glossy leaves turn coppery orange in autumn. They hold its rich colour only in full sun. Leaves on shaded parts of the tree will quickly change to dark green foliage. Like all Fagus, a free draining loaming soil gives best results and the domed architectural shape of this tree at maturity is great tree to see in a garden.

Variety Information

Habit Weeping
Flower Colour Green
Foliage Colour Purple
Features Weeping Habit, Semi-Evergreen, Purple Foliage

Size Information

Supplied As 12L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy. 1.5m (5ft)
Age 2 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 12m x 8m
How Your Plant Will Arrive
Planting Guide
Planting Essentials

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Common Name Beech
Flower Colour Green
Flowering Month July
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Beech Trees
Stem/Bark/Cane Colour Brown
Type Beech
Eventual Height 12m+
Eventual Spread 8m+
Foliage Colour Purple
Growth Habit Weeping
Supplied As 12L Pot
Supplied As 9L-14L Pot
Type Ornamental Trees
Latin Name Fagus

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