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Purple Beech Hedge Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

Beech - Purple or Copper
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Purple Beech Hedge Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea'

From: 3.49
Purple Beech (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea) is a deciduous hedging plant that will add year-round interest to your garden with its beautiful range of rich colours throughout the year.Click here for more information.More Information
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  • 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
  • Bare root plants are shown in winter dormancy as a single bare root and a bundle for comparison. Please note if ordering 1 x bare root, this will be a single plant not a bundle unless shown as a multibuy item.
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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Purple Beech 40/60cm bare root
3.49
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm bare root
4.49
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm bare root
6.99
3 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm bare root
10.99
Tall Box Delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 150/180cm bare root
22.99
Tall Box Delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 30/50cm Cell grown
4.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 30
149.69142.49
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 50
249.49237.59
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 100
498.99474.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 250
1247.491,084.79
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 500
2494.992,078.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 40/60cm 2L pot
7.99
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm 2L pot
9.99
4 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 5L pot
22.99
3per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm 5L pot
24.99
3per metre
Purple Beech 40/60cm 2L pot x 60
479.40454.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm 2L pot x 50
449.99474.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
4 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 5L pot x 25
574.75 545.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm 5L pot x 20
499.89474.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm Root ball
49.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 175/200cm Root ball
59.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 200/225cm Root ball
74.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm Root ball x 16
799.99759.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 175/200cm Root ball x 14
839.99797.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 200/225cm Root ball x 12
899.99854.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Purple Beech  80/100cm 1 Per Metre Trough
149.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1per metre
Purple Beech 90L 160/180cm 1 Metre Trough
219.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Purple Beech Hedge Plant Description

Easily recognisable by its purple and green tones in the spring and summer, Purple Beech hedging - also known as Copper Beech - turns a striking copper and burgundy hue in the colder months. Although it is a deciduous hedge, Purple Beech hedging will retain some of its beautiful autumnal foliage during the winter.

Purple Beech grows into a thick, dense hedge with a colourful tapestry of fluttery leaves. It grows well in both sun and partial shade, as well as most soil types, as long as the soil is moist but well-drained. These types of hedges are relatively low maintenance and only need pruning once or twice a year, although they do grow quickly at a rate of 40-60cm per year.

Purple Beech hedging is grown from seed, meaning that colours do vary - some will have foliage that is almost black in colour, whereas a few will be dark green, so if you are aiming for an all-purple hedge, it's worth buying a few extra bare root plants to remove any rogue greens. Alternatively, pot-grown Purple Beech trees will have a stunning purple colour.

For even more colour, try mixing it with Green Beech hedging or one of Hedges Direct's many colourful hedges

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Premium products (indicated by a forklift icon and 'Premium Product' in the product table), require specialist delivery due to their size and weight. For these items a bespoke delivery charge applies. Please call the team on 01257 263 873 if you wish to order or enquire about any of these products.

*All premium products are excluded from any promotional discounts.

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 but we'd 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 re-grow 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 most orders (except Premium Products) 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
Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)7.99 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)14.99 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)60.00 delivery charge (orders up to 350 incl VAT)Orders of 350 and over - FREE
Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)450.00 delivery charge (orders up to 1500 incl VAT)Orders of 1500 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 or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.

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.

Nominated Day Delivery

Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.

For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.

Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.

Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:

- Cell Grown Hedging Plants
- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants
- Instant Hedging Screens
- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)
- Turf

To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.

Don't forget we have a 12 month plant guarantee on all of our plants. Find out more on our Plant Guarantee Page.

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