Purple Beech or Fagus Sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ is the most colourful species of Beech hedge.
During the winter months it has coppery coloured brown leaves that help provide the privacy of an evergreen hedge on a deciduous plant. The glorious rich purple foliage in the summer months makes for a hedge with year-round interest.
Beech hedges are easy to maintain needing usually just one trim in late summer to keep the hedge looking tidy and are quite fast growing at 30-60cm a year once established.
This hedge is suitable for any soil that doesn’t become waterlogged during wet spells (where Hornbeam or Carpinus Betulus would be a more suitable choice).
Purple Beech will thrive in any soil type and being a native species, Beech is a tough and hardy plant, seldom suffering from pests and diseases.
All of our pot grown Purple Beech hedge plants are grown here at the nursery under the watchful eye of our experienced horticulturalist staff. They are available in the widest selection of sizes to cater for your specific needs.
Each hedge is selected from our growing beds and despatched out to you fresh, within a day or two of you placing your order.
Pot grown hedge plants have a number of advantages; primarily no root disturbance, which leads to the ability to be planted all year round (they are always in season) and establishing quickly at any time of the year. In most cases they will ‘catch up’ bare rooted or root ball plants of a larger size within a season or two and are therefore good value for money.
Planting distance is very much a matter of personal choice and budget. Generally planting more closely will produce a dense hedge quickly, while spacing the plants further apart will take a little longer for the new hedge to fill out.
You can find our suggested planting density per metre next to each size, enter the number of metres in our plant calculator to work out how many you need (tick the box for a double row, this makes an extra dense hedge using 50% more plants).
Our pallet deals are unbeatable value if you need a lot of plants with discounts of up to 20% and still with free delivery. All our hedging plants are supplied with full cultural instructions and advice.
If you have any Purple Beech related questions please do call our experienced sales team on 01580 765600, who will be pleased to answer any questions and can take your order.