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10 Copper Purple Beech 3-4ft Tall Hedging Trees, Stunning all Year Colour 90-120cm


COPPER /PURPLE BEECH - Fagus Sylvatica Atropurpurea

10 Plants 90-120cm / 3-4 ft

3 years old


These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.



Often used as a beautiful purple hedge on it's own or mixed in with the Green Beech.


Growing Details:

Common Name: Copper beech or Purple Beech
Genus: Fagus
Species: sylvatica
Cultivar: Atropurpurea Group
Skill Level: Beginner
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Height: 25 - 30m
Spread: 15m
Spacing: 3 Plants Per Metre in Single Row, 5 Plants Per Metre in Double Row



Beech hedges make effective windbreaks and sort of span the evergreen / deciduous boundary as whereas they are deciduous, they retain the dead leaves on the branches through the winter until they are pushed off by new shoots in the spring time. They are not completely bare and twiggy therefore when grown as a hedge.Plant 15-45cm(6-18 inches) apart depending on how thick you want your hedge to be.Leaves are purple Spring and Summer then in the Autumn they turn copper brown .These leaves are retained by the plant until Spring when the new leaves grow resulting in a hedge that is never bare.The hedge can be trimmed into any shape or size and will tolerate most conditions including shade and exposed areas.

Beech can be planted as a single specimen tree which will grow to a maximum height of 30 metres but it will shed it's leaves in Autumn.


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. Good value and good quality 5

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2020

    I have bought all my hedges over the years from Beechwood nursery and so far they all have taken. Always look good quality and so far have all grown into superb hedges. If I needed I would but again

  2. Healthy and good value 5

    Posted by Andrew Banks on 21st Nov 2020

    Arrived well wrapped in plastic. Were in great condition when unwrapped. Roots (bare) undamaged and damp. Some leaves still clinging on to newly dormant, but strong and springy branches. Size, as per description. All planted and look like they will do well when spring arrives.