Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is :

Fagus Sylvatica purpurea : Copper Beech

This large deciduous tree is the perfect example of a specimen tree. Estimated to reach over 20 m tall and originating from the northern and western parts of Europe, this elegant copper purple tree stands true at pride of place to incorporate stature and awe in any garden.

Shallow rooted, the Copper Beech needs space to form its expansive root foundation but requires little maintenance once established. One of my personal favourite designer plants.