Beech Hedging (Purple)

Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea

Beech Hedging (Purple)

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Commonly known as the 'Copper Beech', Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea or Purple Beech is one of the most popular varieties of hedging shrub in the UK. Like its green counterpart, the Copper Beech is, strictly speaking, a deciduous shrub. However, it can successfully retain its russet brown leaves in their dry state throughout the winter if trimmed annually in August, before bursting forth with its purple, wavy edged, densely packed foliage come spring. This makes it the perfect hedging plant for providing effective screening, not to mention colour, all year round. An excellent formal hedge, the Purple Beech can also be grown as a component of a native mixed hedge, providing much-needed shelter to wildlife throughout the winter when fully deciduous varieties have completely shed their leaves. Suitable for any well drained soil, this versatile, vibrantly coloured specimen can be grown as a hedge of any height from 1m upwards. Supplied as 40-60cm loose root plants.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour N/A
Foliage Colour PURPLE
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
  • Suitable for planting in shaded locations
    shade
How Supplied 40-60cm loose rooted plants
Delivery Delivery within 28 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 28 days

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

N/A

Foliage Colour

PURPLE

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
Suitable for planting in partially locations
shade
How Supplied

40-60cm loose rooted plants

Plant Size

Mature Height 200cm
Mature Spread 150cm
Plant Spacing 45cm
Height Supplied 40cm
Annual Growth 45cm
Plant Spacing

45cm

Height Supplied

40cm

Annual Growth

45cm

Mature Height

200cm

Mature Spread

150cm

Planting Plant in moisture retentive soil, along with a little peat/humus surrounding the roots firmly.
Soil Type Any well drained soil
Pruning Trim in July
Planting

Plant in moisture retentive soil, along with a little peat/humus surrounding the roots firmly.

Soil Type

Any well drained soil

Pruning

Trim in July

They are suitable for planting in most types of well drained, reasonably fertile soil. The Fagus (Beech) hedge is perfect for all locations within the garden. You can also add some bonemeal or peat at the roots once planting.
The fagus can be pruned back in July/August to keep it a manageable size.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour N/A
    Foliage Colour PURPLE
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    • Suitable for planting in shaded locations
      shade
    How Supplied 40-60cm loose rooted plants
    Delivery Delivery within 28 days

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    40-60cm loose rooted plants

    Delivery within 28 days

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    N/A

    Foliage Colour

    PURPLE

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
    Suitable for planting in partially locations
    shade

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 200cm
    Mature Spread 150cm
    Plant Spacing 45cm
    Height Supplied 40cm
    Annual Growth 45cm
    Height Supplied

    40cm

    Annual Growth

    45cm

    Mature Height

    200cm

    Mature Spread

    150cm

    Plant Spacing

    45cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant in moisture retentive soil, along with a little peat/humus surrounding the roots firmly.

    Soil Type

    Any well drained soil

    Pruning

    Trim in July

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • They are suitable for planting in most types of well drained, reasonably fertile soil. The Fagus (Beech) hedge is perfect for all locations within the garden. You can also add some bonemeal or peat at the roots once planting.
    The fagus can be pruned back in July/August to keep it a manageable size.