Beech

Bareroot

Fagus sylvatica. Bareroot trees of between 60 and 80cm in height. UK Grown (UK108)

Dispatched November-March 2024/2025

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Latin Name: Fagus sylvatica

Common Name(s): Beech

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Full Shade, Part Shade

Colour:

Green

Flowering Time:

March - May

SKU: NS-19 Categories: ,

Description

The Beech is a large tree, capable of reaching heights of up to 50 m (160 ft) tall and 3 m (9.8 ft) trunk diameter, though more typically 25–35 m (82–115 ft) tall and up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) trunk diameter. A 10-year-old sapling will stand about 4 m (13 ft) tall. It has a typical lifespan of 150–200 years, Not particular on soil type but does like well drained soil.

If using in as  hedge: All species in a wildlife hedge can be cut back or “Coppiced” without harm. In the 1st year after establishment the hedge can be cut back to stimulate growth of the hedge from the base thereafter cut every 2-3 years. If the weather is unsuitable for planting or receiving the hedging, dig a hole and bury the roots of the bunched plants, they can be held like that till planting. After planting it is advantageous to mulch the hedge with lawn mowing or leaf mould to suppress weeds and also be done with plastic or carpet cuts and covered with soil.

Additional information

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Habitat

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Plant Type

Country of Origin

GB

Flowering Time

March, April, May

Colour