Fagus - the Beech Trees
Fagus are the genus that makes up what we commonly call Beech trees. A diverse genus with many garden worthy species and cultivars available for sale in the UK.
Used as shade trees, large feature trees and are also coppiced for use as fire wood. The common beech will reach up to 40m in height over time, it forms a wide spreading crown and makes an excellent shade tree.
In the UK they are also a tree that is important for wildlife. Birds love the dense canopy, however many species of butterflies rely on the beech tree as well. However beech trees also come from Japan and America and F. grandiflora is the American Beech, reaching to 25m in height depending on conditions.
Beech Tree Varieties.
- Fagus sylvatica is the common Beech and it is widely used both as an ornamental and a hedging plant.
- The Copper Beech or Purple Beech is Fagus sylvatica Purpurea.
- Fagus crenata is the Japanese Beech, reaching to 30m over time. However it is also a favorite tree for Bonsai.
Other Beech species include Fagus sylvatica var. heterophylla also known as the 'cut leaf beech' and 'fern leaf beech' ,and Fagus longipetiolata from China.
Beech trees are a large growing ornamental tree that make great specimen trees in larger gardens, however they are also versatile, Fagus sylvatica (both green and copper) can also make a great hedging plant. Good drainage is important for these deciduous trees.
Available as bare rooted plants in winter or potted specimens year round.
Beech Trees are available for sale from the following nurseries or growers
BEST 4 HEDGING Ltd - PHONE 01257 261243
269 Southport Road, Leyland PR26 8LQ
Buy Direct from the Growers - FREE delivery over £50. Discounts on orders over £300. Privet, Yew, Escallonia, Griselinia, Laurel, Beech, Hawthorn, Box, Hornbeam, Lavender, Holly, Lonicera, Photinia, Thuja and many others - plants from 30cm to 3m plus.
HEDGES DIRECT Ltd - Phone 01257 263873
Five Acres Nursery Dawbers Lane Euxton PR7 6EE
Huge range of beautiful hedging plants, bare root, cell grown, pot grown, or root balled. All the main hedging species in all sizes. Thousands of satisfied customers. Discounts on large orders. Min order value £20 & FREE DELIVERY on orders over &po und;50. Advice by phone or email email@example.com
GRASSLANDS NURSERY - Phone: 01565 722836.
Free Green Lane, Peover Superior, Knustford, Cheshire, WA16 9QY
Bamboos, climbers, conifers, ferns, grasses, hedging, palms, perennials, shrubs, trees, topiary shapes and much more. The best quality, masses of choice at unbeatable prices. Nationwide delivery. Retail and trade welcome
CHEW VALLEY TREES
Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ - Tel: 01275 333 752 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org