Beech Hedging | Fagus sylvatica
The Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) is a very attractive and classical year round tree as well as a fine native hedging plant which it is commonly used for. When used for hedging, beautiful orange leaves from the autumn cling on tight all the way through to spring so offers fairly permanent screening and privacy.
In mythology, the Beech is known as the “tree of wishes” At maturity, they can reach up to 40m and are the most magnificent of trees. Both beech trees and beech hedging benefit from plenty of rain or watering until established.
The current height of the Beech trees is approximately 30-50 cm and they can be planted out all year round.
- Plant in dry, open and shady sites
- Likes well-drained soil
- Widespread in the UK
- Attracts birds and squirrels