Details / Key Facts
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea – Purple Beech hedging is a native plant with lovely foliage of purple leaves which turn to a rich copper in Autumn. Purple Beech, like Green Beech, holds its leaves throughout most of the winter. It is not suitable for heavy or wet soil. If Beech is trimmed in late summer, the leaves remain on better in winter. Suitable for normal or chalky soil. Can be mixed in with green beech to add colour and interest.
Common name: Purple Beech or Copper Beech
Botanical name: Fagus sylvatica
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Height and spread: Higher than 12 metres and wider than 8 metres
Aspect: North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing – Full Sun or Partial Shade
Soil: Sand, Chalk, Loam (Ideal for Sandy Light free draining Soil Types)
Native Mixed hedging is traditionally made up of 50% hawthorn & blackthorn, with remaining 50% split between the other varieties.
Minimum order 50 plants of each variety.
Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row.