Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) - Bare root Hedging
Popular native hedging perfect for more formal hedging. Dense shiny green foliage turns yellow and eventually golden brown in autumn. Leaves remain throughout winter, glowing in the low winter sun. Not suitable for heavy or wet soil. Shade tolerant. Depending on the density of hedging required, we suggest planting 5 to 7 plants per metre run, in staggered rows.
Plant Type: Hedging
Hardiness: H5: Hardy - Cold Winter (-15C to -10C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H: 2m
Pot Size:Supplied as bare root plants
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Brown
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Plants for Pollinators: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Loam, Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Partial shade
Planting Style: Flower Beds and Borders, Cottage Garden, Informal Garden.
Season of Interest: Summer
Flowering (from - to): April, May
Sowing / Planting (from - to): November, December, January, February, March
Typically Available (from - to): November, December, January, February, March
Plant immediately, or plunge in soil or compost to protect the roots, until you are ready to plant in their permanent positions. Planting and caring for a new hedge is very similar to that for any new tree or shrub. Good soil preparation beforehand will give your hedge the best start in life. Prepare the ground by digging over a strip 60-90cm (2-3ft) wide and one spit (or spade blade) deep. If a herbicide (weedkiller) has not been used beforehand, remove all weeds. Add organic matter, such as garden compost or a proprietary tree and shrub planting mix, spreading it over the soil and mix into top 25cm (10in) of soil with a fork (forking in). Rake in general-purpose fertiliser, such as Growmore. Soils that become waterlogged in winter may require a permanent drainage system. Alternatively, form the soil into a ridge about 15-20cm (6-8in) high and 50-70cm (20-28in) across to plant into.
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