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Common Beech Hedge ‘Fagus sylvatica’ 40/60cm
Common Beech Hedge ‘Fagus sylvatica’ 40/60cm
Common Beech Hedge ‘Fagus sylvatica’ 40/60cm
Common Beech Hedge ‘Fagus sylvatica’ 40/60cm

Common Beech Hedge ‘Fagus sylvatica’ 40/60cm

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A hedging plant native to the UK, perfect for adding much sought-after privacy to the garden.

Changing shades can be seen throughout the months, beginning with bright green foliage in the springtime,…

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A hedging plant native to the UK, perfect for adding much sought-after privacy to the garden.

Changing shades can be seen throughout the months, beginning with bright green foliage in the springtime, before fading slightly when summer rolls around, followed by a seasonal mix of copper, orange, bronze, and brown shades from early autumn.

Most of the leaves will be retained during the winter months to offer privacy, before shedding to make way for new growth in spring.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant out in the garden with confidence.

Prune these semi-evergreen, dense, and tidy hedges in August to enjoy cover for a longer period than other varieties, while they can be grown to more-or-less any height to fit the required space. 

Growing at a good rate of 30-60cm every year, Beech hedges perform well in most soil types, in either a sunny or part-shaded area of the garden.

Supplied as 10 bare root hedges, 40-60cm tall, ready for planting.

  • Max Height:1200 cm
  • Max Spread:800 cm
  • RHS Garden Merit
  • Perfect In Pots
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Easy To Grow
  • Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

For best performance, plant bare root hedges in the winter.

Care Guide

On Arrival:

  • When your bare root hedges arrive, be sure to place them upright in a bucket of clean water as soon as possible for a minimum of two hours. 
  • Only remove the plants from the water when you go to plant them, to ensure the roots are wet when planted and avoiding the chance of them drying out. 
  • If you are not ready to immediately plant your bare roots when they arrive, they can be stored in a sheltered space, such as a shed, for up to a week. Just be sure to open the package they arrive in and keep the roots moist.


  • Where possible, plant in well-drained, good-quality soil in a sunny or partially shaded space in the garden for best performance. 
  • Trim the roots slightly before planting, as this will encourage healthier growth. 
  • Dig a trenched hole in the ground in the shape of a ‘V’, deep enough for the bare root to sit comfortably so the ‘tide mark’ of the root is level with the ground. This marks the level where the bare root was previously planted before lifting for delivery.
  • Ensure the roots are completely covered in soil, then firm the soil around, as water will gather in any remaining air pockets and potentially damage the roots when it freezes.
  • Water immediately after planting, then again whenever there are three or more days of continuous dry weather.
  • Where the weather is hot, daily watering may be needed throughout the first year of growth.
  • For an impressive display when planting multiple hedges, place five per metre. For a thicker hedge, plant seven per metre.

Our experienced team at the nursery will always carefully package and send your plants nursery fresh in the perfect condition to thrive once you receive and plant them. Although most plants are extremely tough and will not be affected by all but the most extreme of weather conditions, we always avoid dispatching the most perishable plants if extreme frosts or heat is forecast. We also avoid dispatching orders over Bank Holiday weekends.

Please allow 5 to 7 days for your delivery to arrive. If you have ordered a 'pre-order' item, these will be sent out as soon as possible after the quoted dispatch date and we generally ship your entire order with any pre-ordered items. Once your order has been dispatched, we will send you an email with details on how you can track it.

We send most of our orders via a fully tracked courier service with Yodel. We will send you a tracking link as soon as your order has been dispatched. To avoid perishable items being stuck at depots and deteriorating, we will not require a signature on delivery, and we ask out couriers to leave your item in a safe place ad your delivery address.

*Please note, once your item has been delivered, we cannot be held responsible for loss or theft from your delivery address. If you have delivery instruction and require our courier to leave your item in a specific place, please let us know - there is an option to leave a message for the courier at the checkout.

For smaller and single-item orders, we may send these via the post with Royal Mail - Tracking will not be available for orders sent via this method.

**Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery on a certain day or time. Delivery to outlying postcode areas may take 1-2 days longer, dependent on your location.

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