Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) Trough

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Fagus sylvatica (Green beech) trough hedging is one of the loveliest hedges you will see.  With its fresh green leaves in the spring and rich coppery leaves retained on the branches during the winter months it constantly changes and adds interest to any planting scheme or boundary

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Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech)

Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) trough hedging, is a native plant to the British isles. If left to grow it forms a stunning and impressive tree that can be 100 foot tall and the same in width.  With regular clipping it can also form an impressive and compact hedge that can be as low as 4 foot in height. The leaves are green during the spring and summer and turn to a beautiful burnished copper during the winter. The young beech leaves in spring have been described as one of the most beautiful objects in nature.

Fagus sylvatica (Green beech) trough hedging is unusual in that it holds these dead leaves on the branches over the winter until they are pushed off by the new leaves coming though in the spring,

As long as you avoid heavy clay soil and very wet soil, Beech will grow in a wide range of soil types, but is particularly suitable for chalky soils and shallow soils over Limestone.

Green Beech is a classic Hedging plant and has been planted for Centuries in formal gardens and in gardens that need a finely clipped hedge, this is a superb hedging plant that should find a place in every garden and planting shceme.

The Guinness World Records notes that the tallest beech hedge on earth is the Meikleour beech hedge in Scotland standing at 30 metres tall and 530 metres long and was planted in 1745.

Green beech got an Award of Garden merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1984.

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Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Length 100 cm, Width 20 cm, Height 80-100 cm, Length 100 cm, Width 25 cm, Height 100-120 cm

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