Beech Hedging

One of the most popular types of hedging, beech (fagus sylvatica) is native to the UK. Beech hedging is tolerant in all but very wet soils, although it thrives in well drained soil and full sun. As a deciduous plant, beech leaves are kept throughout the winter – especially if trimmed during the late summer months. This hardy hedging option can be grown to heights and spreads that suit the area requiring hedging – making it a versatile choice for a variety of locations.

We have both Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’) available, these two types are identical in growth and are first class hedging species, the only difference is the colour of the foliage in summer.

With its leaves turning a rich coppery, russet brown colour during the late autumn months, and its leafy structure offering privacy and shelter throughout the year, it’s easy to see why beech hedges are one of the most commonly used native hedging plants. Plus, during the autumn the copper-coloured leaves are tolerant of both pollution and salt spray, making it an excellent, durable choice.

We have a massive choice of sizes available in both species as bare root, rootball, pot grown and instant hedging plants. We offer generous quantity discounts, if you are considering a large order please do give us a call for special prices.


All plants from Hopes Grove Nurseries are covered by our quality guarantee, and come with full cultural instructions – designed to make it as easy as possible for you to get the results you desire. Contact us if you have any questions regarding which type of hedge is best for your garden, or to discuss any specific requirements you may have.