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Green Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)


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Green Beech Hedging: A Versatile Choice for Your Landscape

Green Beech, commonly referred to simply as “Green Beech,” or European Beech, is a popular choice for creating formal hedges and screens. Its dense foliage, vibrant green leaves, and ability to retain leaves throughout the winter make it an attractive option for adding privacy and structure to landscapes. Here are some key characteristics and considerations when using Green Beech for hedging:


Foliage: Green Beech is known for its smooth, oval-shaped leaves that emerge in spring with a fresh green color. The leaves remain on the branches through the winter, providing year-round privacy.

Growth Habit: When planted close together and pruned regularly, Green Beech can form a dense, uniform hedge with a consistent height and width.

Size: Green Beech hedges can be maintained at various heights, typically ranging from 4 to 8 feet (1.2 to 2.4 meters). Left unpruned, individual trees can grow to a height of 50 to 80 feet (15 to 24 meters).

How to Plant and Care for Green Beech Hedging:

Pruning: Regular pruning is necessary to maintain the desired hedge shape and size. Early spring and late summer are recommended pruning times. Pruning encourages dense growth and a tidy appearance.

Soil and Light: Green Beech thrives in well-draining soil and prefers a sunny to partially shaded location. It can tolerate a range of soil types but performs best in soils with good moisture retention.

Spacing: For a tight and formal hedge, plant Green Beech trees about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) apart. Adjust spacing based on your desired hedge height and growth rate.

Maintenance: Green Beech requires regular watering during its establishment phase. Once established, it generally requires less maintenance, but consistent watering during dry periods is important for a healthy hedge.

Benefits of Green Beech Hedging:

Privacy and Screening: Green Beech forms a dense, evergreen-like screen, providing excellent privacy and noise reduction when used as a hedge.

Visual Appeal: The vibrant green foliage creates an attractive backdrop for other garden elements and adds a touch of elegance to the landscape.

Four-Season Interest: The retention of leaves throughout the winter ensures that your hedge remains visually appealing even during colder months.

Versatility: Green Beech can be used in both formal and informal garden designs, providing a classic and timeless look.

Wildlife Habitat: Beech trees can support a variety of wildlife, from birds to insects, enriching the ecological balance of your garden.

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Actual Height
150-175 cm

Growth rate
20/30cm per year

Planting Distance
3 per Meter


Actual Height


Growth Rate
20-30 cm per year


Planting Distance
3 Per Meter