Green Beech Hedge Plants (Fagus sylvatica)

Green Beech hedge plants (Fagus sylvatica) have interest all year round with its vibrant green leaf in summer and russet brown in winter. One of our most popular hedging varieties that is easy to maintain and suitable for hedges in a wide range of heights from 60cm to over 5 metres.

Step 1: Choose Your Root Type

Step 2: Choose Size and Quantity

Bare Root Hedging

These are field grown plants, lifted during the dormant season (normally November-April) and delivered ready for planting without any soil on the roots. The most cost-effective way to plant a new hedge.

Rootball Hedging

Beautiful bushy plants grown in our fields for several years, they are lifted in season (October-Early May) with the immediate root ball which is wrapped in hessian for protection. Strong plants giving instant impact at moderate cost.

Potted Hedging

We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.

Instant Hedging

Convenient pre-clipped hedging plants grown in sections to provide immediate impact from the moment of planting. Those grown in troughs are available for delivery and planting all year, rootball products are available from October-April.

Beech Green Bare Root Hedging 1.5-2ft 40/60cm

  • 2 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-7
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£2.27£1.14 £2.15£1.08 £2.03£1.02 £1.91£0.96

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Beech Green Bare Root Hedging 2.5-3.5ft 80/100cm

  • 3 year old feathered whip

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-7
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£4.19£2.10 £4.07£2.04 £4.07£2.04 £3.83£1.92

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Beech Green Bare Root Hedging 3-4ft 90/120cm

  • 3 year old feathered whip

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£5.63£2.82 £5.51£2.76 £5.39£2.70 £5.27£2.64

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Beech Green Bare Root Hedging 4-5ft 125/150cm

  • 3 year old feathered whip

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£7.91£3.96 £7.79£3.90 £7.67£3.84 £7.55£3.78

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Beech Green Bare Root Hedging 5-6ft 150/175cm

  • 4 year old feathered whip

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£12.71£6.36 £12.47£6.24 £12.23£6.12 £11.99£6.00

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Beech Green Rootball Hedging 5-6ft 150/175cm

  • feathered tree

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 10

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£47.99£24.00 £47.39£23.70 £46.79£23.40

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Beech Green Rootball Hedging 6-6.5ft 175/200cm

  • feathered tree

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 10

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£56.39£28.20 £54.59£27.30 £53.99£27.00

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Beech Green Rootball Hedging 6.5-8.5ft 200/250cm

  • feathered tree

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 10

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£62.39£31.20 £61.19£30.60 £59.99£30.00

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Beech Green Rootball Hedging 8.5-10ft 250/300cm

  • feathered tree

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2
  • Minimum order quantity: 20

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£131.99 £119.99 £107.99

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 16/24in 40/60cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-7
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£8.15 £7.67 £7.43 £7.19

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 2-3ft 60/90cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-7
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£9.59 £9.35 £8.87 £8.39

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 4-5ft 125/150cm

  • in 4 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£20.39 £20.15 £19.67 £19.19

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 5-6ft 150/175cm

  • in 4 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£23.99 £23.75 £23.27 £22.79

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 6-6.5ft 175/200cm

  • in 10 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£49.19 £48.95 £48.47 £47.99

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 5-6ft 150/175cm

  • in 10 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£43.19 £42.95 £42.47 £41.99

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 6.5-7.5ft 200/225cm

  • in 10 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£55.19 £54.95 £54.47 £53.99

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 6-6.5ft 175/200cm

  • in 15 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£55.19 £53.99 £52.79 £51.59

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 6.5-7.5ft 200/225cm

  • in 15 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£64.79£32.40 £62.39£31.20 £61.19£30.60 £59.99£30.00

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 6-6.5ft 175/200cm

  • in 4 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£27.59 £27.35 £26.87 £26.39

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Beech Green Potted Hedging 4-5ft 125/150cm

  • in 7.5 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 2-3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£27.59£13.80 £26.39£13.20 £25.19£12.60 £23.99£12.00

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Beech Green Instant Hedging 4.5-5.5ft 140/160cm

  • 75 litre trough hedge

  • Trough(s) per metre: 1
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£286.80£143.40 £284.40£142.20 £279.60£139.80 £274.80£137.40

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Beech Green Instant Hedging 6-6.5ft 180/200cm

  • 75 litre trough hedge

  • Trough(s) per metre: 1
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£322.80£161.40 £320.40£160.20 £318.00£159.00 £310.80£155.40

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Product Information

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Green Beech hedge plants or Fagus sylvatica are one of the most popular types of hedging plant in the UK. The wavy-edged mid-green leaves emerge in late spring and become darker and deeper green as they age. During the Autumn months, the foliage softens to buttery yellow tones before turning to a coppery brown – these leaves are then retained during the winter making Green Beech one of the few deciduous hedging plants that offers year-round privacy.

Green Beech hedging will grow in any kind of soil type that does not become waterlogged during wet spells, as the plants must have sufficient drainage.

Beech is a versatile hedging plant: it can be maintained at any size from around as small as 60cm or so, right up to many metres high depending on your requirements. Both full sun or partial shade are suitable for Green Beech hedging, which is particularly popular for roadside planting where year-round privacy is desirable, as the brown winter foliage is unaffected by the salt spray often experienced in these environments where evergreens may be scorched.

You can expect established Green Beech hedge plants to have a moderate to fast growth rate from 30-60cm per year, although the rate of growth is likely to be much slower in the first year while the roots become established. When planting we always recommend adding a little bone meal and Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi to give the young hedge a head start. You can find out more about planting new hedges in our useful guide to hedge planting.

Beech hedging can occasionally be affected by fungal attacks, which can attack the roots of the plant and can spread considerably unless it is maintained. Take a look at our guide to controlling Honey Fungus.
Our Range of Green Beech Hedging Plants
Hopes Grove Nurseries supply a range of different types of green beech hedging:

Bare Root Green Beech hedge plants are the most economical way to buy a new hedge. As they are grown in the fields, we don’t need pots or compost and require very little fertiliser or water. Bare root Green beech hedge plants are a seasonal product that we lift from the fields when they are dormant in winter (November-April) and sent out to you fresh and ready for planting. They should be planted within a few days.

Pot Grown Green Beech hedge plants are all grown here at the nursery under the watchful eye of our experienced staff and are available in an unrivalled range of sizes, selected from our growing beds and despatched out to you fresh. Pot grown Beech hedge plants have a number of advantages – because there is no root disturbance they may be planted all year round (they are always in season) and they will always establish quickly at any time of year. Often, they will ‘catch up’ bare rooted or root ball plants of a larger size.

Root Ball Green Beech Hedging is grown in the soil of our fields for several years to make stronger and bushier plants and is lifted using specialist equipment. The soil around the roots is retained with hessian and this should be left when you plant them – it will rot away soon after planting. Root Ball Green Beech hedging is supplied when dormant in the winter months from October – April, which is the best time for planting, and are delivered to you on a pallet (they are too large and heavy for parcel carriers).

Our Instant Green Beech Hedging plants are a great solution where time and maximum immediate impact are the most important considerations. We have a variety of options starting with the younger trough hedges that have been trimmed at the sides and represent good value for money as they bring significant impact at a lower cost. Larger and taller troughs will bring greater privacy from day one and are also great value for money as we grow them all here at the nursery.

All our Instant Green Beech hedging options are supplied in convenient 1-metre lengths.

If you have any questions or need advice on any of our Green Beech hedging plants, please get in touch to speak to a member of the team on 01580 765 600.

Delivery leadtimes update- March/April 2024

We are working at maximum capacity to fulfil all orders as quickly as possible but owing to unprecedented demand some orders will take longer:

– Orders containing only bare root plants – delivery is currently within 5-7 days

– All other orders – delivery is currently within 2-3 weeks

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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