We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
When using this search
Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
© � RHS
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
copper beech purple beech
Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'
Fagus are large deciduous trees with smooth grey bark, ovate leaves colouring well in autumn, and inconspicuous flowers followed by usually spiny fruits
Fagaceae / Fagaceae
Atropurpurea Group are large deciduous trees grown for their deep purple leaves, which become reddish in autumn
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
more than 50 years
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Pruning group 1
Aphids and beech bark scale may be a problem
May be affected by coral spot and heart and root rot in mature trees
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
Like this page on facebook
Click on the Tweet button below to compose your tweet.
Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. Our work is driven by our simple love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a better place.
Learn more about the RHS
Keep up to date with what we're up to and find out how you can get involved.
© The Royal Horticultural Society
RHS Registered Charity no. 222879/SC038262