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Copper Beech or Purple BeechFagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

Beech - Purple or Copper
Purple or Copper Beech (Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea) Leaf Close UpPurple or Copper Beech (Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea) Multiple LeavesPurple or Copper Beech (Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea) Full Hedge

Copper Beech or Purple BeechFagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

From: 3.99
Gorgeous Copper or Purple Beech hedging is the same in all respects as its green counterpart, Fagus sylvatica, other than that its leaves are darkly coloured in hues of purple and dark green from spring to autumn and then copper coloured in winter - a fantastic specimen hedge! More InformationMore Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 5m
  • Native
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, clay and chalk soils, full sun to semi shade situated in inland, coastal or exposed sites
  • Growth Rate: Fast growing, expect 40-60cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-5m

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Purple Beech 40/60cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
3.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
4.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
7.99
3 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
10.49
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 150/180cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
14.49
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 30/50cm Cell grown
4.79
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 50
226.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 100
429.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 40/60cm 2L pot
5.99
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm 2L pot
7.49
4 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 3L pot
10.99
3 to 4per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 5L pot
15.9913.99
3per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm 5L pot
18.99
3per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm 20L pot
35.99
2per metre
Purple Beech 40/60cm 2L pot x 60
358.99339.99
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm 2L pot x 50
373.99354.99
4 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 5L pot x 25
348.99329.99
3per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm Root ball (Pre-order Nov-19)
29.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 175/200cm Root ball (Pre-order Nov-19)
36.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 200/225cm Root ball (Pre-order Nov-19)
47.9944.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm Root ball x 16 (Pre-order Nov-19)
478.99454.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 175/200cm Root ball x 14 (Pre-order Nov-19)
516.99490.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 200/225cm Root ball x 12 (Pre-order Nov-19)
538.99511.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Purple Beech 16L 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough
107.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Purple Beech 40L 100/120cm 1 Metre Trough
139.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Purple Beech 90L 160/180cm 1 Metre Trough
199.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Purple Beech Hedge Plant Description

Choosing Copper Beech hedge plants

As these plants are grown from seed the shade of purple will vary from plant to plant, some will have almost black foliage whilst the odd few will be darkest green. If you're keen to plant a hedge that is totally purple we suggest ordering 10% more bare root plants than required for your space so that you can remove any rogue greens, alternatively buy pot grown plants which you can be sure have been handpicked for their purple colour quality.

To create an interesting Beech hedge with a mixture of colours, try combining with the more common Green Beech hedging. For other dark foliage species, you could try Berberis x ottowensis Auricoma or Prunus x cistena.

For more colourful options, see also our range of hedging with colourful foliage. If however, Purple Beech hedging or similar isn't the ideal hedge for you, you can find a comprehensive selection of alternatives and suggestions for your garden via our Choosing the Right Species page.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Purple
Beech hedging is relatively low maintenance and by planning your beech hedging care routine carefully, you will only have to prune once or twice a year.

Fagus sylvatica purpurea can be tidied up in June, if it’s looking a little messy.

We recommend pruning an established beech hedge in late summer, August is the ideal time, as a late summer cutting means that the plants have enough time to regrow and recover before the winter and having a last flush of growth increases the winter coverage that makes beech hedging so popular.

Looking after a beech hedge is important, but it is possible to renovate an overgrown beech hedge. This sort of beech hedging maintenance should be carried out in February whilst it’s still dormant. If your overgrown beech hedge requires cutting back by more than half of its size it is best to do this gradually over two growing seasons. Firstly, cut back the top and one side of the hedge, leaving the other side for the following year.


Hard pruning is nothing to worry about, the beech hedging growth rate is particularly fast, approximately 30-60cm per year so your hedge will soon recover. With regular beech hedging maintenance, we do recommend using a slow release fertiliser, such as Bonemeal.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box12 delivery charge (orders up to 75 incl VAT) Orders of 75 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for info.)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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