Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)
Beech hedging is a deciduous hedge plant that provides all year screening and colour. Beech hedge plants can form dense hedges that are easily maintained and only need pruning once annually.
Beech leaves turn brown in autumn, but are retained for winter months. This enhances its winter appearance and makes beech hedging suitable as a year round hedge screen.
- Growth Rate: 1 ft to 18 inches
- Hardiness: Very hardy
- Soil Conditions: Most soil types.
- Leaves: Green leaves, brown in autumn
- Spacing: 3 to the yard single row
4 to the yard double row
Planting Beech Hedging
Beech hedging can be planted in most soil types, needs to be planted 3 hedges to the yard for a single row and 4 hedges to the yard for a double row.
How tall & fast will a Beech Hedge grow?
A beech hedge will typically grow from 1 foot to 18 inches in a year. The hedge can grow up to up to 10m in height.
Maintenance of a Beech Hedge
A beech hedge will thrive well and will help keep its leaves over the winter if pruned twice a year, once in early June and once in early August.
Our beech hedges are bare root and lifted to order, they are bagged to keep fresh and ready for replanting.