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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: 2.99
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
  • 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
  • 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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Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

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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
2.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm bare root
4.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm bare root
7.99
3 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm bare root
9.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 150/180cm bare root
17.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 30/50cm Cell grown
5.49
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 50
274.49261.39
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech Cell grown 30/50cm x 100
548.99499.99
5 to 7per metre
Purple Beech 40/60cm 2L pot
7.99
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm 2L pot
8.99
4 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 3L pot
14.99
3 to 4per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 5L pot
19.9917.99
3per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm 5L pot
24.99
3per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm 20L pot
35.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Purple Beech 40/60cm 2L pot x 60
478.99456.49
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 60/90cm 2L pot x 50
499.49427.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
4 to 5per metre
Purple Beech 90/120cm 5L pot x 25
449.49427.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 120/150cm 5L pot x 20
498.99475.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm Root ball
37.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 175/200cm Root ball
42.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 200/225cm Root ball
49.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Purple Beech 150/175cm Root ball x 16
607.49578.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 175/200cm Root ball x 14
601.49559.49
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Purple Beech 200/225cm Root ball x 12
598.99557.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 2.5per metre
Purple Beech 16L 60/80cm 1 Metre Trough
89.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Purple Beech 40L 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough
149.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Purple Beech 76L 150/160cm 1 Metre Trough
299.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Purple Beech 200 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element
169.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per 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.

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 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 Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 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. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern and Southern Ireland.)

It's Quick! - Please note current delivery is 3 - 7 working days! (Some trees can be 7-10 days as standard - 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.

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

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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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