Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Instant Hedging


Fagus sylvatica or green beech is capable of making a really formal hedge as well as being in mixed native hedgerows. While it is deciduous it can hold the majority of its coppery dead leaves over the winter to give increased privacy, only losing them just before the new leaves appear in the spring. A classic hedge that is suitable for any garden.

Type Length Weight Height Depth
Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Instant Hedging

1m Trough





£75.00 per metre
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Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Instant Hedging

Hedge Bag





£240.00 per metre

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Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) instant hedging, is a native plant to the British isles. If left to grow it forms a stunning and impressive tree, but with regular clipping it can also form an impressive and compact hedge. The leaves are green during the spring and summer and turn to a beautiful burnished copper during the winter. Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) instant hedging is unusual in that it holds these dead leaves on the branches over the winter until they are pushed off by the new leaves coming though in the spring,

As long as you avoid heavy clay soil and very wet soil, Beech will grow in a wide range of soil types, but is particularly suitable for chalky soils and shallow soils over Limestone.

The Guinness World Records notes that the tallest beech hedge on earth is the Meikleour beech hedge in Scotland standing at 30 metres tall and 530 metres long and was planted in 1745.

Green beech got an Award of Garden merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1984.

ASPECT Coast Exposed Coast Sheltered Inland Exposed Inland Sheltered Heavy Shade
HEIGHT Less then 1m 1-2.5m 2.5-5m Over 5m
SOIL Heavy Clay Medium Loam Light Sandy Peat Acid Alkaline Poorly Drained
TRIMMING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FEEDING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FLOWERING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
HARDINESS Hardy to -10°C Hardy to below -10°C GROWTH RATE 60cm per year