Copper Beech

Copper beech is one of the few hedges that offer all year round interest and privacy.  It is a good idea to have some evergreen in your garden, to give it year-round structure.

Beech is one of the best deciduous hedges for privacy. It has dense, glossy leaves that provide good cover from prying eyes. When planting a beech hedge, make sure to plant it in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Beech hedges can grow quite large, so make sure to give them plenty of space to grow. Prune your beech hedge once a year in late spring or early summer, to keep it looking neat and tidy.

The Copper beech has foliage that has shades of dark purple and green. Thus creating a fantastic purple hedging feature.

Why you should grow a purple beech hedge

  • A purple beech hedge is tough
  • It is easy to grow and has a fast growth rate
  • It provides great screening and privacy because of its foliage that remains on the branches until spring.
  • Looks beautiful when neatly trimmed, but also very natural when not
  • Its dark green and purple foliage contrasts beautiful with the rest of your garden
  • It has low maintenance as you need to prune it only once a year
  • It has a fast growth rate, which is great for people who want to create a compact hedge fast.
  • The beech hedge can tolerate a wide range of soils, except for waterlogged soils.

The beech tree is best planted in full sun of partial shade. The leave turn golden brown during winter and it can also grow on chalky soils.