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Our Beech Hedge Plants, otherwise known as Fagus sylvatica are a popular hedging species, native to the UK. Beech displays wonderfully bright, fluttery foliage in spring that fades slightly leading into summer, before showcasing stunning shades of coppery orange and brown in the autumn. Beech hedges are often regarded as semi-evergreen hedge plants as, when lightly pruned in August, the leaves can remain on the branches for the majority of the winter.

  • Best Features: Year-round interest, bright spring foliage
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m - 5m high
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, sun or partial shade, exposed inland and coastal
  • Also Consider: Purple or Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea) for an alternative darker look during spring and summer, with bronzed foliage, similar to Common Beech hedging, appearing in the autumn and winter. Or take a look at our range of mixed native hedging packs for a more dramatic combination of seasonal colour.

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Beech plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Beech may be defoliated.

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Common Beech hedges (Fagus sylvatica) description

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedging offer a bright and beautiful display of green hues throughout spring and summer, with the medium-sized leaves adopting warm autumn colours and crisping during the colder months. Beech, also known as European Beech or Common Beech, has great wildlife value and is one of the best hedge plants for colourful seasonal interest. Although not officially considered as an evergreen hedge, it offers the privacy of an evergreen variety with dense screening and shelter from wind and noise, as the foliage often lasts year round.

Most popular uses of Beech hedge plants

Classically, these hedges are planted alone to create a formal feature; however, they can also be used in a mixed native hedge to add an element of semi-evergreen interest. Beech hedging also makes a useful windbreak.

Combine Fagus sylvatica with

Green Beech hedging works wonderfully combined with Hornbeam; similar in colour but adding a subtle texture difference to the hedge. Combine Fagus sylvatica with Purple Beech for a powerful colour combination; or to create an intruder deterrent, you could consider mixing Pyracantha for a spikey, interesting hedge.

Where to plant Beech hedges

Fagus sylvatica will thrive in any well-drained soil, preferring a chalky site; however, we recommend avoiding very wet positions. If your soil is wet or heavy clay then Hornbeam hedge plants may prove to be a better option, as this hedging plant, although similar in appearance, can tolerate wetter soils better than our Beech hedging for sale. With the ability to handle windy, exposed sites, Beech hedge plants are a great choice for coastal positions. Although tolerant of harsh conditions, continuous exposure to very extreme weather may cause some of the crisp winter foliage to fall. Full sun or partial shade is our recommended level of exposure to encourage healthy Beech plants.

Growth rate of Beech hedge plants

Fagus sylvatica will reach a final height of 5 metres at maturity,  but due to the fast growth rate of this hedging (about 30-60cm per year), it can be pruned to a relatively low form (1m upwards), without the worry of grow-back taking a long time.

Care advice for Fagus sylvatica hedging

We advise trimming your Beech hedge in late summer or early autumn. Pruning at this time is essential to ensure the brown winter leaves remain on your hedge, providing winter coverage. If you are faced with overgrown Beech hedging, a hard prune can be carried out in February while your hedge plants are still dormant; however, if the weather is especially cold, it is better to delay cutting slightly, so as to avoid any damage to your hedge. For any further information about pruning or caring for your Beech hedge plants, please view our Hedging Care Advice page.

Suggested planting density for Fagus sylvatica

For guidance and specific information on spacing when planting your hedge, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended planting density for each individual plant species and root type.

 

Buying beech hedging

We offer Fagus sylvatica in a range of different root types, including bare root, available November to late April/early May (depending on season); high-quality cell grown and pot grown plants and instant hedging, which is available all year round. All of our Beech hedging for sale, regardless of the root type, is given the utmost care prior to leaving our site to ensure you receive top quality hedge plants.

The vast majority of our Beech hedging plants are UK grown by industry experts, although occasionally it is necessary to source Beech hedges from specialist growers overseas, where we are confident that the quality of care given cannot be faulted. At Best4hedging, our aim is to provide you with the healthiest Beech hedge plants, in the best condition, whilst keeping our prices to a minimum, providing you with reliable quality and service.

Showing 20 of our total 756 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 756 reviews for Beech hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 756 ratings.
May 22, 2022 | Mark Greenhalgh
Beech hedge plants

Ordered bare roots and currently waiting for them to grow

May 22, 2022 | Brian Hampton
Beech hedge plants

Good service nice trees bare root beech hedging

May 17, 2022 | Anonymous
Beech hedge plants

Excellent

May 13, 2022 | Frank Roger
Beech hedge plants

they look fine will see how they grow in next few weeks

May 9, 2022 | Anonymous
Beech hedge plants

bare root beech all arrived fine all planted and watered well . just waiting for them to spring into action

May 9, 2022 | Anonymous
Beech hedge plants

Bare root bundles delivered

May 9, 2022 | Anonymous
Beech hedge plants

Great quality bare root hedging. Healthy looking and plenty of root attached for ease of sturdy planting. Was well packed to transport and all arrived safely.

May 2, 2022 | Barbara Wilkes
Beech hedge plants

So far so good, settling in well

April 29, 2022 | Anonymous
Beech hedge plants

All planted and now getting established. Looking good so far.

April 27, 2022 | ian wright
Beech hedge plants

Courier killed root ball hedging

April 27, 2022 | Paula Johnson
Beech hedge plants

Lovely plants just as described on the website!

April 26, 2022 | Anonymous
Beech hedge plants

Bare roots . Not sure if the quality.

April 24, 2022 | John Crabb
Beech hedge plants

Good quality and excellent size

April 22, 2022 | Keith Nichol
Beech hedge plants

Excellent

April 22, 2022 | Rosemary Steer
Beech hedge plants

As Above

April 21, 2022 | Gill
Beech hedge plants

Goods arrived well packaged and seem to be very healthy.

April 21, 2022 | david rodney ward
Beech hedge plants

great good value ,prompt delivery 5 star ..

April 19, 2022 | Sarah Vokes
Beech hedge plants

Great quality bare root hedging…well packaged

April 19, 2022 | Phil Bright
Beech hedge plants

exactly what was ordered.

April 18, 2022 | Alan Pitt
Beech hedge plants

Good plants well packaged

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