Fagus Sylvatica - Common Beech Hedge Plants
- Fully hardy, tough plant, good in sun or partial shade making this perfect hedging plants
- Supplied 60-90cm tall, bare root and ready to plant
- Price Includes VAT
Beech is one of the UK's most popular hedging plants as it has the ability to retain its dead golden to copper leaves in the winter. Its bright green, oval shaped leaves are quick to grow about the first week in May to November, and turn orange – brown the rest of the year giving the hedge all year cover. Keeping the hedge cut below about 3m will encourage the leaf retention and provide that privacy year round cover.
Beech will begin to mature well after the buds’ bloom, that the root growth begins. Beech roots are usually thin when they first appear and later thicken and grow quickly. Best use for Beech as screening, windbreak, garden tree, country or farmland settings.
Where to Plant
Plant in rich, light or medium soils, well-draining. Beech will not tolerate waterlogging. Remember to water well during dry spells not allowing roots to dry out. Plant full sun to partial shade, 3 per metre for single row or 5-7 per metre for double staggered row or denser hedge.