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Copper Beech Hedging Plants

25x Bare Root Copper Beech Plants (2-3ft)

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RRP: 69.99
Price: 59.99
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Bare Root Copper Beech - Description

  • Bare Root Copper Beech Hedging Plants
  • Bundle of 25 Plants
  • Fagus sylvatica Purpurea
  • AKA Purple Beech
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Foliage: Semi-Evergreen
  • Height: 2-3ft (60 - 90 cm Approx)
  • 3 Year Old Plants (1+2 /3 yr Transplant Seedling)
  • Quantity: 25 Plants
  • 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

Delivery - Important Note - Please Read

  • We can only deliver orders of this product by Fastway couriers
  • Please do not choose DPD as your courier for orders containing this item

Bare Root Copper Beech - 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

Bare Root Copper Beech - Sowing Instructions

Sowing Time

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

Trench Preparation

  • Dig trench approx. 2ft 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


  • 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

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Good quality. Efficient shipping and servcie.
Great value. Great delivery service. I bought some trees 2 years ago and all of them took off. I bought another 40 beech trees last year and all flourished. Same with other plants I've got off I'd highly recommend their service.
Ordered over 100 bare root hedging plants along with a few other items and experienced great customer service and friendly helpful advice over the phone and via email, will definitely buy from thegardenshop again and have recommended to my friends
as described, good size, Highly recommended!
Another highly satisfactory shopping experience - price competitive, & highly dependable and prompt delivery service.
Excellent bush! Very healthy. Good service!!
Brilliant plants, very reasonable, great delivery service kept up to date on csarriage
I found John to be exceptionally helpful and promptly replied to e-mails. Hedging delivered on the day requested. All healthy hedging plants received, in the height described, with good root system, nicely bundled up and placed in bags.
good sized plant

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

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  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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