Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
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.
Fagus Sylvatica Common Beech Tree Options
150-180cm : 5-12L pot and usually 2-3 years old. Half Standard.
180-240cm : 7-15L pot and usually 3-4 years old. Half Standard.
250+ : Rootball (buy Nov to Mar only), feathered tree and 250-300cm.
300+ : 50-70L pot, feathered tree and 300-350cm tall.
350+ : 50-70L pot, feathered tree and 350-400cm tall.
400+ : 110L pot, feathered tree and 400-450cm tall.
Girth 8-10cm : Standard,35L pot, roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm : Standard,50L pot, roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm : Standard,30L pot, roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm : Standard,110L pot, roughly 480-540cm tall.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is more clear stem with a Standard.
Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.
Once a common or Green Beech Fagus Sylvatica is over around 200cm then girth is the most accurate way to measure maturity and therefore value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, thicker, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth. There is wide variation even within the same batch of trees and heights are only a very rough guideline and can easily be outside those listed.
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Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
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 unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.