Copper Beech Hedging for Sale

  • Free Delivery
5 Years Guarantee For signed up members
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Hedging, Native, Screening
Also Good Autumn Colour

Fagus sylvatica purpurea

See full product description Bareroot Plant

  Buy 10 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-9 10-4950-249250-9991000+
30/40 cm Out of Stock £2.82Out of Stock£2.04Out of Stock£1.80Out of Stock£1.56Out of Stock£1.26
40/60 cm Out of Stock £3.54Out of Stock£2.34Out of Stock£2.16Out of Stock£2.04Out of Stock£1.68
60/80 cm Out of Stock £5.28Out of Stock£2.70Out of Stock£2.46Out of Stock£2.28Out of Stock£1.92
80/100 cm Out of Stock £6.36Out of Stock£5.40Out of Stock£5.16Out of Stock£4.20Out of Stock£3.48
100/125 cm Out of Stock £7.44Out of Stock£6.72Out of Stock£6.24Out of Stock£5.10Out of Stock£4.56
120/150 cm Out of Stock £10.44Out of Stock£7.44Out of Stock£6.72Out of Stock£6.12Out of Stock£4.92
150/175 cm Out of Stock £14.34Out of Stock£13.74Out of Stock£13.14Out of Stock£11.94Out of Stock£10.74
  Prices include VAT

Out of Stock - Ordering from mid-August 2020


Beech, Copper / Purple Plants needs...

Frequently bought together...
  • Holly, Green - Potted

    From £3.90

    Ilex aquifolium Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage. Hardy, tolerates shade. Good formal h

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.


  • 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.

  • Small box

    (Orders containing only bulbs, seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

Hi, just a note to let you know that we do use cookies for our web site. They are used to help us determine what our customers really want and therefore to give them the best service they deserve. We also use cookies to enable you to buy products from us online and do so in a convenient and secure manner.

Thank you, The Ashridge Nurseries Team.

Back to top