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Copper beech turning green

We have a 20metre approx. Copper beech tree that for the last 4 years has had vibrant purple leaves, but this year the leaves are beginning to go greenish and advice welcome.

Last edited: 27 July 2017 09:17:20


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    This going green thing may just be a short period. Not uncommon for plants with dark leaves. Mainly, it's lack of sunlight that causes this to happen, but not sure if that is for your tree. 

  • puddspudds Posts: 2

    Thank you, we do live in north west Derbyshire so this might well be the cause.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,982

    Weather conditions can often be the cause of foliage colour changing temporarily, especially if the plant/shrub/tree is stressed in any way at a certain time of year.  They look good here, and we certainly don't get a lot of sun, but plenty of daylight, rain and cooler conditions. I think that suits them well.

    You might want to check if there's another reason for the change though. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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