Purple Beech Hedge Plants (Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’)

Purple Beech hedge plants (Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’) is often referred to as Copper Beech. This is the colourful purple leaved variety of Beech with rich purple colouration in the Summer months and coppery brown Winter foliage that is retained. Purple Beech hedge plants give year round interest and are one of our most popular species.

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Step 2: Choose Size and Quantity

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 Purple Rootball Hedging 5-6ft 150/175cm

  • feathered tree

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

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£45.59 £43.19 £41.99

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

  • feathered tree

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

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£53.99 £51.59 £47.99

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Beech Purple Rootball Hedging 6.5-7.5ft 200/225cm

  • feathered tree

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

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£67.19 £63.59 £59.99

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Beech Purple Potted Hedging 3.5-4ft 100/125cm

  • 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 Purple Potted Hedging 16/24in 40/60cm

  • in 2 litre pots

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

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£14.39£10.07 £13.19£9.23 £11.99£8.39 £10.79£7.55

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Beech Purple 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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£58.79£29.40 £56.39£28.20 £53.99£27.00 £51.59£25.80

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

  • in 2 litre pots

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

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£16.79£11.75 £15.59£10.91 £14.39£10.07 £13.19£9.23

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

  • in 15 litre pots

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

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£56.39£39.47 £53.99£37.79 £51.59£36.11 £49.19£34.43

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

  • 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 Purple Potted Hedging 5-6ft 150/175cm

  • in 4 litre pots

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

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£29.99 £28.79 £27.59 £26.39

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

  • in 10 litre pots

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

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£53.99£27.00 £51.59£25.80 £49.19£24.60 £46.79£23.40

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Beech Purple 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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£61.19£42.83 £58.79£41.15 £56.39£39.47 £53.99£37.79

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Beech Purple Instant Hedging 6-6.5ft 175/200cm

  • 75 litre trough hedge

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

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£346.80£173.40 £344.40£172.20 £342.00£171.00 £334.80£167.40
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Purple Beech hedge plants or Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ is often referred to as Copper Beech. This is a colourful, purple-leaved variety of Beech with rich purple colouration in the Summer months and coppery brown Winter foliage that is retained in the Winter. Purple Beech hedging plants give year-round interest and are one of our most popular species!

When the leaves of Purple Beech hedging first emerge, some plants look much greener than others. They will all quickly darken to various shades of purple within a week or two.

Purple Beech hedge plants make a very colourful backdrop to a garden or landscaping project, whether you are planting a boundary hedge for privacy, or the glorious purple foliage can contrast beautifully with the carefully chosen colour palette of plants in a border planted in front of the hedge.

Some designers and gardeners like to mix Purple Beech hedge plants with Green Beech to create ‘a harlequin effect’ – this can be very effective in late spring when the fresh green and rich purple colours contrast, plus, both types of hedge have the same growth rate.

Once established, Purple Beech hedge plants will grow quickly at 30-60cm per year and are easy to maintain with a trim once a year in late Summer to keep them tidy. This will also improve leaf retention on the plants in Winter. For a manicured and sharp look, you could trim twice: once in late May and again in late Summer.

If you would like to read about how to protect your Purple Beech Hedging from fungal disease, please take a look at our guide on controlling Honey Fungus.
Our Range of Purple Beech Hedging Plants
Hopes Grove Nurseries provide many different types of purple beech hedging plants:

Bare Root Purple Beech Hedging is the most cost-effective way to plant a new purple beech hedge. The plants are lifted from the nursery field with all the soil shaken off and delivered to you ready for planting.
Our Pot Grown Purple Beech hedge plants are grown here in our on-site nursery, looked after by our experienced horticulturalist staff. Dispatched within two days.
Rootball Copper Beech plants are a great choice where instant impact is desired without being too expensive. Root Ball Beech plants are grown in the soil in our fields for several years to make strong, bushy plants.
Instant Purple Beech Hedging plants are a great way of creating maximum impact right from the moment they are planted. We have a variety of options starting with the young trough hedges that have been trimmed at the sides, to the larger and taller troughs which bring greater privacy from day one!

For maximum impact you may like to consider our Purple Beech hedge elements – these have been grown from younger plants for up to six years on the nursery with a regular and disciplined programme of trimming to produce an excellent quality of fast establishing, fibrous-rooted hedging that offers a real ‘show garden’ look in heights up to 200cm. All our hedge elements are supplied with the corresponding length of trickle irrigation hose and fittings included in the price.

All our instant Purple Beech hedging products are supplied in convenient 1-metre lengths.

Get in touch to discuss your purple beech hedge plant requirements, or call our office on 01580 765600.

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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