Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) is a native plant which creates a great garden hedge varying in appearance throughout the seasons. Soft green leaves emerge in springtime which fill out into the summertime, turning yellow to orange in Autumn. It then retains its copper brown leaves for most of the winter. It is slow growing and particularly likes sandy and dry soils and won’t tolerate heavy or wet soil. It is hardy and likes both sun and shade.