“Fagus sylvatica Black Swan as a beautiful purple weeper has cascading branches clothed with good sized dark purple foliage throughout the late spring and summer. Similar to another clone called Purple Fountain, Fagus sylvatica Black Swan has larger leaves and is more regular in its habit. 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.
There aren’t many purple weeping trees on the market and we rate this one to be the best. Fagus sylvatica Black Swan is a great tree for providing contrast against a lighter background but take care to plant on the extremity of your garden as dark foliage draws the eye so if it is at the forefront of your planting mix you won’t readily notice what lies behind it.”