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).
A gift message card is available. Write what you would like on it when at the checkout in the text box provided.
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
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.