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What are Beech Trees?

Beech, Fagus sylvatica, is a big, native tree that thrives on any well drained soil in sunny locations.
Grown in the open, it will branch and develop a wide, rounded canopy, and in a forest, it will be more like a pillar with a narrow canopy.

Should I plant purple or green beech?

  • Copper / Purple Beech is more dramatic, a bit more expensive and probably adds more value, although it might be too dark and foreboding if it's the only large tree in your garden.
    It needs full sun to develop its best leaf colour.
  • Green Beech is much brighter, lets more light through, and makes an easier backdrop for most gardens.
    It will tolerate a little shade better than purple beech, but still needs plenty of sun. 

Uses: Large Gardens, Parkland, Native Woodland

Good Points: Native, holds leaves in winter, clips beautifully.

Position: Anywhere with good drainage and light.

What size Beech trees should I buy?

  • If you are not in a hurry to get a full sized beech tree, we recommend starting with the smaller 6/8cm girth size.
  • If you are in a hurry and need instant impact, then go for the 8/10cm girth size.

Standard trees are measured by their girth 1 metre above the ground, and young saplings are measured by height.
Therefore, a 6/8cm Standard Beech tree is much bigger than a 60/80cm Beech sapling tree or hedge plant. If a tree is available in both sizes, it will be noted in the product description.

Our beech hedging is smaller, more economical plants that you would typically use in a hedge or large woodland planting, but they can easily be pruned into a tree with a clear stem.
Browse all our trees in standard sizes.

Your beech trees are delivered by mail order direct from our nursery, along with expert advice, friendly support, plus our bareroot Guarantee, and Free Returns on all plants, so you can give them a whirl with complete confidence.