Fagus sylvatica

common beech - 60-80cm tall (2 years old bare root hedging)

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25 plants - 60-80cm £59.99 £29.99
available to order from winter
75 plants - 60-80cm £179.97 £119.97
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Buy Fagus sylvatica common beech - 60-80cm tall (2 years old bare root hedging): Green leaves that turn a rich copper in autumn.

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: quite fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Our bare root hedging range is a very low cost way of planting a hedge. These plants are only available to buy and plant when dormant (November-March). These plants, with known seed provenance, are grown in rich Herefordshire soil to give them the best possible start in life so they are rearing to go by the time they reach you.

    Our plants are 2 years old (1+1) which means they have been grown for 1 year in the seed bed then lifted and grown on for another 1 year in a larger field. Lifting the plant after its 1st year encourages a healthy fibrous root system. The plants are lifted and graded at between 60-80cm tall, which is a good size to plant hedges at to get good establishment.

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    A splendid plant with green leaves that turn a rich copper in autumn. As a tree it is only suited to large gardens or parks, grown as specimens in the lawn. However, it does make a superb hedge, retaining the brown leaves through winter and only loosing them when the new foliage appears in spring. It will make a lovely formal hedge that also acts as an excellent windbreak.

  • Garden care: For best results, plant these bareroot plants out as soon as they arrive into well prepared soil. Trim as a hedge in August, but any renovative pruning needs to be done in early spring. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
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    Fagus sylvatica

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    Can I ask you a question about Green Fagus Sylvatica (Vs Purple and Tri Color) as it relates to seed genetic variations? Each plant, when grown from a seed (vs a cutting) will look slightly different from the other due to genetic variation. But how much different do they get? Is there a range that the Green variety will range from just due to the inherent nature of the species? Or can it vary widely .... All are Green Fagus Sylvatica species, but will they get very atypically different from each other? Or will they just be a nice contrast of Green - which would look nice in the long run.

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    There will always be slight variation within species and environmental conditions will also play a part. Fagus sylvatica is a great choice for a hedging plant; it is classed as semi-evergreen retaining its autumn coloured- brown leaves in the dormant season.


    This hedging is supplied as 25 plants. If i'm planting this as a linear hedge, how many linear meters is this? Also we have to plant this in containers-- what is the minimum width of container? can we plant them in 300mm wide containers (the depth of soil is either 300mm or 600mm)?


    We recommend planting these at 50-60cm intervals, so therefore they will cover a length of around 7.5 metres. As for planting in containers, I would advise against it as to do well in the long term, they will need to be planted in the ground.


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