Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Trough Hedging
£57.50 ex. VAT
Fagus sylvatica (Green beech) trough hedging is one of the loveliest hedges you will see. With its fresh green leaves in the spring and rich coppery leaves retained on the branches during the winter months it constantly changes and adds interest to any planting scheme or boundary
(Green Beech) Fagus sylvatica Trough Hedging
Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trough hedging is one of the quintessential English hedging plants, it has been planted in gardens and estates for Centuries and clipped to create a fine formal and manicured hedge.
If left to its own devices Green beech (Fagus sylvatica) trough hedging can make a stunning tree that can be 100 foot tall and the same in width. It can be kept around 4 foot in height with regular trimming and we would recommend that it is trimmed at least twice if not three times per year to get the best result.
Fagus sylvatica trough hedging is unusual in that it keeps its dead leaves on over the winter until they are pushed off by the new leaves in the spring. The leaves in the winter are a glorious copper colour which leads to it sometimes being mistakenly called Copper Beech. The new leaves in the spring are a lovely pale green and have the young beech leaves have been described as one of the most beautiful objects in nature.
Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trough hedging is particularly suitable for growing in shallow soils and over chalk or limestone. It is best to avoid Heavy Clay or very wet soils.
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
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