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Copper Beech (Hedging)

Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Unusually coloured

Low maintenance

Can be grown to any heigh and width

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For an unusually coloured hedgerow, Copper beech is the perfect candidate. It can be grown to almost any height as a hedge or privacy screen and will maintain a good density and tidy shape, usually only needing to be clipped once or twice a year. Over winter, Copper Beech tends to hold onto most of its dead leaves, and sheds them in the spring when the new shoots start to appear. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (26'). Planting distance: 30cm (12"). (4 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

Height Up to 1200cm (473in)
Spread Up to 800cm (315in)

Hardy Tree

hedgeslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (KB4390)
1 bare root hedging plant (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (70276)
10 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (KC1954)

Plant beech hedging in fertile, well drained soil. Fagus hedging is suitable for positions in full sun or partial shade.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

Water regularly until established. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost along the base of the hedge to provide winter protection when young.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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