Common Beech is a British Native tree and is a well-loved part of the landscape. It makes a magnificent tree with attractive green leaves that turn a rich copper colour in the autumn. Common Beech as a tree is best suited to larger gardens or parkland settings, grown as a specimen in the lawn. However, it can make a great hedge, retaining the coppery leaves throughout winter and only loosing them when the new foliage develops in spring. Common Beech makes an attractive formal hedge that will act as a privacy screen and as a windbreak.
Options Usually Available For Our Fagus Sylvatica Common Beech Tree
150-180cm These are supplied in the 5-12 litre range and usually 2-3 years old.
180-240cm These are supplied in the 7-15 litre range and usually 3-4 years old.
This tree is supplied at a height of 1.5-2.2m in a 5-15L container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root stock. Expect a final height of 40m (133ft).
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Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it.