About Beech Hedging Plants
Beech, also known as Fagus sylvatica is an iconic deciduous tree known for its attractive, serrated leaves that change with the seasons. In spring, vibrant new growth emerges, turning a lush green in summer, before transforming into rich coppery bronze in autumn. Even in winter, beech hedging maintains its structure and appeal.
Beech Trees offer an excellent natural screen for your garden or property. Whether you're looking for a formal, structured appearance or a more informal, rustic feel, beech hedging adapts to your landscaping style.
Fagus sylvatica is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal pruning and being resistant to pests and diseases. It's an excellent choice for those seeking a hassle-free hedging solution.
Beech hedges provide essential cover and food for wildlife, including birds and small mammals. They contribute to the ecological diversity of your garden.
What size Beech Hedging Plants do you do?
How to plant a Beech Hedging plants?
Trim the roots slightly before planting, as this will encourage healthier growth.
Dig a trenched hole in the ground in the shape of a ‘V’, deep enough for the bare root to sit comfortably so the ‘tide mark’ of the root is level with the ground. This marks the level where the bare root was previously planted before lifting for delivery. We recommend adding Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi at this stage to help the plant establish well.
Ensure the roots are completely covered in soil, then firm the soil around, as water will gather in any remaining air pockets and potentially damage the roots when it freezes.
How far apart do I plant Beech Hedging plants when making a hedge?
For an impressive display when planting multiple hedges, place five per metre. For a thicker hedge, plant seven per metre.
Fancy checking out our other varieties of hedging plants?
If you need advice on what hedging variety is best for you, then have a read of Our Ultimate Guide to Hedging Plants on our blog here.
Still can't decide?
Then why not opt for one of our native hedging plant collections.