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  • Purple Beech 90/120cm 3L pot

    Fagus sylvatica Purpurea
    In stock
    SKU
    FAGP-PG-90/120-3L
    Price £13.99
    Purple or Copper Beech hedging is a fantasic hedging alternative that will provide gorgeous colour throughout the year, just as Fagus sylvatica (green Beech) does. Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea' leaves are darkly coloured in hues of purple and dark green from spring to autumn and then copper coloured in winter. Purple Beech is the ideal seasonal interest hedging plant.
    Purple Beech hedging is relatively low maintenance and by planning your beech hedging care routine carefully, you will only have to prune once or twice a year. Fagus sylvatica purpurea can be tidied up in June, if it’s looking a little messy. We recommend pruning an established beech hedge in late summer, August is the ideal time, as a late summer cutting means that the plants have enough time to regrow and recover before the winter and having a last flush of growth increases the winter coverage that makes beech hedging so popular. Looking after a beech hedge is important, but it is possible to renovate an overgrown beech hedge. This sort of beech hedging maintenance should be carried out in February whilst it’s still dormant. If your overgrown beech hedge requires cutting back by more than half of its size it is best to do this gradually over two growing seasons. Firstly, cut back the top and one side of the hedge, leaving the other side for the following year. Hard pruning is nothing to worry about, the beech hedging growth rate is particularly fast, approximately 30-60cm per year so your hedge will soon recover. With regular beech hedging maintenance, we do recommend using a slow release fertiliser, such as Bonemeal.
    More Information
    Berry Colour None
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen Yes
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour None
    Grows Up To 5m
    Has Berries No
    Is Edible No
    Is Native Yes
    Intruder Proof No
    Privacy Hedge Yes

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