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Copper Beech Hedging Plants

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

Fagus sylvatica purpurea

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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
20/40 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£2.82Plenty of Stock£2.26Plenty of Stock£1.98Plenty of Stock£1.84Plenty of Stock£1.69
40/60 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£3.54Plenty of Stock£2.83Plenty of Stock£2.48Plenty of Stock£2.30Plenty of Stock£2.12
60/80 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£5.76Plenty of Stock£4.61Plenty of Stock£4.03Plenty of Stock£3.74Plenty of Stock£3.46
80/100 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£7.20Plenty of Stock£5.76Plenty of Stock£5.04Plenty of Stock£4.68Plenty of Stock£4.32
100/125 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£9.60Plenty of Stock£7.68Plenty of Stock£6.72Plenty of Stock£6.24Plenty of Stock£5.76
120/150 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£11.76Plenty of Stock£9.41Plenty of Stock£8.23Plenty of Stock£7.64Plenty of Stock£7.06
150/175 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£16.80Plenty of Stock£13.44Plenty of Stock£11.76Plenty of Stock£10.92Plenty of Stock£10.08
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Copper 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

    Small box

    (Orders containing only 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

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    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?

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