Copper Beech Hedging for Sale

Key Data
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Hedging, Native, Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour

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  NUMBER OF PLANTS
SIZES 1-9 10-4950-249250-9991000+
30/40 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.31Plenty of Stock£1.69Plenty of Stock£1.46Plenty of Stock£1.24Plenty of Stock£1.02
40/60 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.94Plenty of Stock£1.89Plenty of Stock£1.72Plenty of Stock£1.60Plenty of Stock£1.27
60/80 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£4.39Plenty of Stock£2.15Plenty of Stock£2.02Plenty of Stock£1.87Plenty of Stock£1.58
80/100 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£5.30Plenty of Stock£4.50Plenty of Stock£4.30Plenty of Stock£3.50Plenty of Stock£2.90
100/125 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£6.20Plenty of Stock£5.60Plenty of Stock£5.20Plenty of Stock£4.25Plenty of Stock£3.80
120/150 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£8.70Plenty of Stock£6.20Plenty of Stock£5.60Plenty of Stock£5.10Plenty of Stock£4.10
150/175 cm Plenty of Stock£11.95Plenty of Stock£11.45Plenty of Stock£10.95Plenty of Stock£9.95Plenty of Stock£8.95
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Cooper Beech Hedge Plants - Fagus sylvatica purpurea

Copper beech hedging can be kept to whatever height you deem practical and if properly clipped, it will bush out to form a waterfall of purple leaves from tip to toe. Copper beech needs to be planted in full sun to thrive and so that you gain the full aesthetic impact of the light shining through their burnished leaves. In autumn the leaves darken to a deep green before drying and, like green beech, dry but remain on the tree. Copper beech does not grow in waterlogged soils but it does love chalk. Altogether an excellent member of our range of beech hedging for sale

Copper beech in the garden

Anyone lucky enough to have the space to grow a copper beech as a feature to draw the eye in some distant part of the garden or neighbouring field should certainly invest in one. They are magnificent trees. Most of us are not that lucky, however, so failing this wealth of space a hedge of copper beech adds panache and a sense of theatre to a garden full of greens and silvers. Imagine a herbaceous border full of hot colours enveloped by a copper beech hedge, rather like a photo frame containing and focusing attention on the picture within. The concentration of leaves in the hedge means that your privacy is guaranteed if you grow it as a boundary or perimeter hedge. Although deciduous, if you trim the trees in mid-summer they will hold onto their leaves throughout the winter guaranteeing privacy and all year round structure in your garden. A copper beech hedge is a perfect tool for dividing and defining space in a garden and provides a fantastic opportunity for colour combining; silver foliage and really bright colours stand out so well against it. If a solid copper beech hedge feels like overkill, take inspiration from a garden like Hidcote where they have a famous tapestry hedge of copper beech interspersed with holly. Alternatively mix up some green, common beech with the purple variety to ring the changes.

Features

  • Size sold: 40-175 cm
  • Height: 1m to very tall
  • Soil: well-drained soil, likes full sun
  • Use: Formal/Native
  • Single Row: 3/m
  • Double row: 5/m
  • Colour: copper - purple
  • Dramatic backdrop

Core facts about copper beech

If you think about the considerable energy expended on naming plants accurately the copper beech's Latin name can be confusing. It is always Fagus sylvatica but is sometimes known as purpurea, atropurpurea or even atropunicea..... but panic not, they are all the same thing. The colour of the purple leaf comes from pigments called anthocyanins which mask the bright green of the chlorophyll pigment that the plant uses to photosynthesise. It is these very same anthocyanins that give fruits like blueberries their colour and make them so healthy.

Testimonials
I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
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