Root Ball Beech
(Fagus Sylvatica)

The mighty popular Fagus sylvatica is full of flickering leaves that have delicate gold-green colours, which then gradually turn a deep, rich copper in the Autumn.

Root Ball Beech hedging is only available to buy and plant throughout November - March, but can be pre-ordered at any time outside of the bare root season.

Even though Beech hedging is well-known as a deciduous hedge, quite often gardeners describe it as being semi-deciduous due to the way it can cling onto its bold winter leaves until new, healthy, spring leaves arrive.

That in mind, Beech hedging can provide fantastic year-round interest, making it the ideal alternative to any evergreen hedging species. It's a fast grower too, with its growth rate at 40-60cm per year! 

You can plant as a simple, neat, traditional hedge, or try adding to a mixed native hedge to provide a stunning burst of colour during the Winter.

Beech hedges will always thrive best in well-drained soil, and in either full sun or partial shade. It is not suited to wet or heavy clay sites, but can easily face windy situations- making it the perfect windbreak hedge.
  • Growth rate: Fast (40-60cm per year)
  • Ideal height: 2.5m+ Tall
  • Soil type: Normal
  • Exposure: Coastal, exposed, inland
  • Aspect: Semi-shade, full sun
  • Evergreen foliage? No

When you receive your Fagus Sylvatica Root Ball plant, it will need to be planted within a couple of weeks or so and must be well-watered during this time. Do not allow the soil to dry out- this will more than likely damage the roots altogether.

Beech hedging should only need to be pruned twice, sometimes only once, a year- depending on how well you plant out its care routine. You can easily give Beech hedging a light trim in June if needed, but we highly recommend sticking to pruning around August time (when the plant has fully established). This will ensure the plant has enough time to recover and regrow before Winter.

If needing to renovate your Beech hedging, do so in February whilst the plant is still dormant. When needing to cut back more than half the hedge, do so over two seasons- cutting top and one side first, then other side next year. Hard pruning is always tolerate by Beech hedging as it has a fast growth rate and will easily, quickly, recover.

Fast Growing

Fast Growing

Tall

Tall

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  • 150/175cm
    150/175cm 3 per m
    £39.96
    £39.96
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  • 175/200cm
    175/200cm 3 per m
    £45.00
    £45.00
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    £60.00
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    £240.00
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    £2.94
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    40/60cm x 50 5-7 per m
    £45.00
    £45.00
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    40/60cm x 100 5-7 per m
    £84.00
    £84.00
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  • 40/60cm x 250
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    £210.00
    £210.00
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    £63.00
    £63.00
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  • 60/90cm x 100
    60/90cm x 100 5-7 per m
    £120.00
    £120.00
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  • 60/90cm x 250
    60/90cm x 250 5-7 per m
    £300.00
    £300.00
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    80/100cm x 50 4-6 per m
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  • 80/100cm x 100
    £257.46
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  • 80/100cm x 250
    £547.14
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  • 90/120cm x 50
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  • 90/120cm x 100
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  • 90/120cm x 250
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    £570.00
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  • 120/150cm x 50
    £243.00
    £243.00
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  • 120/150cm x 100
    £402.00
    £402.00
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  • 120/150cm x 250
    £855.00
    £855.00
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Our shipping rates (standard - 10-14 days):

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£50.00-£149.99 £18.00
£150.00-£249.99 £30.00
£250.00-£349.99 £42.00
£350.00-£698.99 £75.00
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The mighty popular Fagus sylvatica is full of flickering leaves that have delicate gold-green colours, which then gradually turn a deep, rich copper in the Autumn.

Root Ball Beech hedging is only available to buy and plant throughout November - March, but can be pre-ordered at any time outside of the bare root season.

Even though Beech hedging is well-known as a deciduous hedge, quite often gardeners describe it as being semi-deciduous due to the way it can cling onto its bold winter leaves until new, healthy, spring leaves arrive.

That in mind, Beech hedging can provide fantastic year-round interest, making it the ideal alternative to any evergreen hedging species. It's a fast grower too, with its growth rate at 40-60cm per year! 

You can plant as a simple, neat, traditional hedge, or try adding to a mixed native hedge to provide a stunning burst of colour during the Winter.

Beech hedges will always thrive best in well-drained soil, and in either full sun or partial shade. It is not suited to wet or heavy clay sites, but can easily face windy situations- making it the perfect windbreak hedge.
  • Growth rate: Fast (40-60cm per year)
  • Ideal height: 2.5m+ Tall
  • Soil type: Normal
  • Exposure: Coastal, exposed, inland
  • Aspect: Semi-shade, full sun
  • Evergreen foliage? No

When you receive your Fagus Sylvatica Root Ball plant, it will need to be planted within a couple of weeks or so and must be well-watered during this time. Do not allow the soil to dry out- this will more than likely damage the roots altogether.

Beech hedging should only need to be pruned twice, sometimes only once, a year- depending on how well you plant out its care routine. You can easily give Beech hedging a light trim in June if needed, but we highly recommend sticking to pruning around August time (when the plant has fully established). This will ensure the plant has enough time to recover and regrow before Winter.

If needing to renovate your Beech hedging, do so in February whilst the plant is still dormant. When needing to cut back more than half the hedge, do so over two seasons- cutting top and one side first, then other side next year. Hard pruning is always tolerate by Beech hedging as it has a fast growth rate and will easily, quickly, recover.

Root Types Summary

  • Bare Root
    Bare Root

    Field grown, bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from autumn to spring. We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the season but they can be pre-ordered in summer. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options.

  • Pot Grown
    Pot Grown

    Pot grown plants can be planted year round and make a convenient option. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements.

  • Root Ball
    Root Ball

    Also field grown, root ball plants are scooped out of the ground using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks. They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly.

  • Instant Hedging
    Instant Hedging

    Grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season. Our instant hegding troughs create a dramatic, instant hedge effect.

  • Bare Root Discount Deals
    Bare Root Discount Deals

    Our bare root discount deals include bundles of 50, 100, and 250 plants. The bigger the bundle, the higher the discount.

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