FAGUS sylvatica Green Beech


Particularly versatile – ideal for formal garden hedges & country hedgerows. The fresh foliage is light green in spring, bright vivid green in summer, golden yellow in autumn & rich copper in winter.

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FAGUS sylvatica
Green Beech

It is easy to see why Fagus Sylvatica is one of the most popular varieties of hedging shrub in the UK with its wonderfully bright, fluttery foliage in spring that fades slightly leading into summer, before showcasing stunning shades of coppery orange and brown in the autumn.  Strictly speaking, our native Beech is deciduous, but can retain its coppery leaves in their dry state throughout the winter if trimmed annually in August, until pushed off by the new bright green growth in spring.  This makes it a great alternative to an evergreen hedge.  An excellent formal hedge, Green 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.  Likes sun or partial shade and does well on almost any well-drained soil, but is not suitable for heavy clay or wet sites.  Though it is suitable for windy sites and is suitable as a dense windbreak hedge, it may not keep all of its winter leaves in very exposed (particularly coastal) positions.

Planting distance – 20cm

As this product is bare-rooted it is available for dispatch between late November &  March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at the time of ordering.


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Per 10, Per 50


120-150cm, 40-60cm, 90-120cm