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Copper Beech Hedging Plants

Bare Root Copper Beech (3-4ft)

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Bare Root Copper Beech Hedging - Description

  • Bare Root Copper Beech Hedging Plants
  • Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea
  • AKA Purple Beech
  • Moderate Growth Rate
  • Semi-Evergreen
  • Size: 3 - 4ft (0.9m to 1.2m)
  • Quantity: 1 Plant
  • Bare Root Hedging
  • Recommended Spacing: 3 Per Metre (Staggered is Best)
  • Very Popular Hedging Plant, Retains Foliage in Winter
    • If Not Allowed Grow to Maturity

Bare Root Copper Beech Hedging - Uses

  • Plant in rows (30cm apart) to create hedging
  • Beech will grow into a neat & formal hedge
  • Offers great privacy
  • Can be planted on it's own to develop into a tree
  • Copper Beech can be mixed through a green beech hedge
  • Larger hedging plants will form a hedge much quicker

Bare Root Copper Beech Hedging - Sowing Instructions

Sowing Time

  • Plant in dormant season - October to March
  • Avoid frosty conditions

Trench Preparation

  • Dig trench approx. 2.5ft wide & 1.5ft deep
  • Add approx 4" of farm yard manure to base of trench
  • Cover the manure with fine layer of soil
  • This prevents the manure 'burning' the plant's roots

Positioning Plants

  • Space plants 30cm apart
  • Stagger / alternate plants to create a double row
  • This creates a wider & thicker hedge
  • Back fill the top soil
  • Be sure that the base of each plant is just below soil surface
  • Compact soil in well with your foot
  • Level off the soil around the plants

Handling the Plants

  • Watering is essential - Both before & after planting
  • When plants arrive, plant them straight away
  • If you are unable to plant straight away - then 'heel them in' temporarily
  • Keep plant's roots in their bag & avoid exposure to sun light
  • Take care not to damage roots, bark & buds

After Care

  • Watering must be done regularly until plants establish
  • Water after planting
  • If dry weather persists water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential
  • A new hedge will need to be weeded at least 3 time over the growing season
  • Weed in March, June & September
  • We recommend using weed membrane & mulch to control weeds

Pruning

  • Trim back beech once every year in late Summer

Copper Beech - Quick Facts

  • Beech is actually not a native of Ireland - it is naturalised
  • Beech is still the most common woodland tree now found in Ireland
  • Sylvatica is Latin for 'of the woods'
  • Purpurea is Latin for 'Purple'
  • The leaves turn this purple colour to protect themselves from the sun's rays
  • A fully grown mature beech tree can reach 50m in height
  • But they can be maintained as hedges if cut back once every year
  • A mature Beech tree is home to 98 different insect & mite species
  • And 206 different lichen species

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