Articles by tag "fagus"

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Pruning a Mature Beech Hedge
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Beech Hedging - Clipping and Pruning  The notes below apply to mature beech hedges in good condition that have reached or are near their final height. New hedges: Formative clipping of a new beech hedge is necessary: Please read that section if you have just planted or are planning to p...

Pruning Young Beech Plants After Planting
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Cutting Back Young Beech Hedge Plants  The Basics: Year 0 Winter Planting of Bareroot Beech: Immediately after planting your beech hedge, trim off the leaf buds that are on the end of every stem, all over the plant, top and sides. Summer Planting of Pot Grown Beech: It won't hurt your p...

Restoring an Old Beech Hedge
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Fagus sylvatica - Restoring old beech hedging  Neglected beech hedges can outgrow any garden. In particular a beech hedge can get wider. However it can be brought back into shape quite simply. First, before cutting, it is a good idea to mulch your beech hedge well in the spring. Then, the f...

Beech or Hornbeam - Selecting the Right Hedge
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

Advice on choosing a Hornbeam or Beech Hedge  Beech, Fagus sylvatica and Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, are unrelated but very similar looking trees when they are grown as a hedge.Hornbeam is the cheaper of the two, but you should also consider these points: Beech is the most popular due to...

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