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Purple Beech hedge plants

Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' hedging

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Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’) is a distinctive, low maintenance hedging species.  Always a popular choice, Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ is also known as Copper Beech, due to the coppery brown shade of its leaves during spring.  Purple Beech foliage transforms into a deep purple hue in the summer then to brown throughout winter – making this a striking and interesting hedging species suitable for most soil types.

For more on this beautiful variety, view our Copper Beech hedging blog.

  • Best Features: Year-round interest, colourful 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: Red Barberry or Purple Leaf Sand Cherry for their colourful foliage or for a similar foliage option with brighter tones, consider Green Beech.

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Purple Beech plant (not a bundle). A mixture of bare root photos are used, taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Purple Beech may be defoliated.

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Purple Beech hedge (Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea') description

The fast growing Purple Beech (also known as Copper Beech) is a delightful and hardy hedging plant native to the UK.  Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ features mid-sized spring foliage of coppery-brown leaves that transform into a dark purple in summer, then a rich yellow in autumn – a hedge plant of beauty in all seasons! Purple Beech hedge plants thrive in sun or partial shade and all soil types (apart from exceptionally wet) are suitable for planting.

Popular uses for Copper Beech hedges

There’s no doubt one main attraction of Purple Beech hedging is its decorative beauty that changes with the seasons, but that’s not all it has to offer: Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ is a robust species that intertwines with other species next to it, forming a very effective security barrier hedge. Check out our full Beech hedging range to create your perfect solution.

Combine Purple beech hedging with

The colour and species combination of Purple Beech and Common Green Beech make for an interesting and hardy hedge plant.

Growth rate of a Purple Beech hedge

Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ is a fast growing hedge plant, at an annual rate of 30–60cm.  A minimal-fuss hedge plant, Purple Beech is easily maintained at a height of 1 – 5 metres. 

Pruning and aftercare advice for Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

A generally low-maintenance hedge plant, you will be sure to see your Purple Beech hedge plant flourish best in winter by clipping it in late summer or early autumn. Apart from that, regular checks for and removal of any damaged shoots or signs of disease are recommended to keep Purple Beech in tip top shape. View our Hedging Care Advice page for further information.

Planting density guidelines for Purple Beech hedge plants

We’ve compiled a useful guide to planting density, for full recommendations of planting Fagus Sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ please view the product table (density information is in the No. Per Metre column). You can also find help on planting in our planting density information section.

Available all year-round, our Purple Beech hedge plants are available in pots, as cell grown plants or instant hedging (grown in troughs). Bare root Copper Beech hedging plants are also available from November to spring (April/May).

At best4hedging quality is key, so we ensure our Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ plants are sourced from the very best horticulturalists – the majority being UK specialists with a small amount from overseas professional growing partners. You can rely on us to provide the highest quality, freshest hedge plants directly from our Lancashire based nursery.

Showing 20 of our total 263 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 263 reviews for Purple Beech hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
November 22, 2021 | Anonymous
Purple Beech hedge plants

These plants are so poor I want a full refund

November 20, 2021 | Anonymous
Purple Beech hedge plants

Let down by delivery despatched on Friday and received on Wednesday plant's very dry .

November 9, 2021 | Anonymous
Purple Beech hedge plants

As Above

September 15, 2021 | Anthony Hibbert
Purple Beech hedge plants

Excellent service and quality product

September 2, 2021 | Boyd Mackenzie
Purple Beech hedge plants

Good shoot / root ratio. Very healthy sturdy plants. Not forced.

August 18, 2021 | John Richardson
Purple Beech hedge plants

As above already mentioned

July 22, 2021 | Glen Jones
Purple Beech hedge plants

Beech plants in great condition

July 20, 2021 | Anonymous
Purple Beech hedge plants

As Above

July 2, 2021 | Andrew Richard Watts
Purple Beech hedge plants

Exactly as described, well packaged and plants are thriving. Very happy

June 24, 2021 | Anonymous
Purple Beech hedge plants

Fast, efficient service. Nice plants

June 16, 2021 | Heather
Purple Beech hedge plants

They are beautiful plants and seem happy after a couple of weeks in the ground.

May 31, 2021 | Sandra Parfitt
Purple Beech hedge plants

As Above

April 8, 2021 | Sandra Morris
Purple Beech hedge plants

Great value very well packaged.

March 24, 2021 | Anonymous
Purple Beech hedge plants

Really healthy looking plants with good root growth.The proof of the pudding will need to wait until they grow but so far we are really pleased.

March 22, 2021 | Peter hart
Purple Beech hedge plants

Can’t comment order not arrived

February 25, 2021 | ian hart
Purple Beech hedge plants

As Above

February 19, 2021 | Peter Notton
Purple Beech hedge plants

Good quality plants received on time

February 10, 2021 | Hester Collins
Purple Beech hedge plants

As Above

February 5, 2021 | Anonymous
Purple Beech hedge plants

Alway provide good plants, well packaged and in good condition. I’ve bought before and will certainly buy again

January 30, 2021 | Susan Allen
Purple Beech hedge plants

Good healthy plants with extensive roots

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