Green Beech Trees – Fagus sylvatica

Moderately Fast Growing Semi Evergreen Tree ideal for garden and farms.

Available as bare root trees from November to April.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

6ft, 7-8ft, 2-3ft Whips

20.0030.00

Adam Richards
Adam Richards
2023-11-16
These guys are the best. Super prossesional & 100% personable. Caitriona & Robert helped me plan my hedging, offered advice and delivered swiftly. Thank you.
Gary Dully
Gary Dully
2023-11-11
Highly recommend. Beautiful healthy thriving tree and hedges delivered and no issues, very fast delivery and great to deal with. 10/10. Top marks.
Gareth Wills
Gareth Wills
2023-11-11
Excellent. Great quality and very helpful.
Matthew Kehoe
Matthew Kehoe
2023-11-07
Couldn’t recommend and rate Cullen Nurseries more highly! They supplied excellent specimen shrubs and looked after all planting at a very competitive rate, not to mention a very speedy turn around. A super family run Irish business! Thanks Caitriona & Rob. M
Evelyn Potts
Evelyn Potts
2023-10-28
Catriona and Rob were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional. Got lovely plants….delivered to the door…..extremely happy customer…..thank you.
Dave McGee
Dave McGee
2023-10-12
Very quick & lovely plants,great service
Jennifer Sharkey
Jennifer Sharkey
2023-09-28
So happy to have chosen Cullen Nurseries to supply, plant and fertilize our new Red Robin hedge. Great customer service from Caitriona and really pleased with the very professional job Rob & his colleague did planting them. Pics don’t do them justice – this was the day they were planted – 61 x 2l Red Robins – really healthy looking plants. Delighted and looking forward to seeing them grow over the years. Thank you!
Mary Belton
Mary Belton
2023-09-28
Caitriona and Rob provided lovely strong trees and delivery was very smooth. I will be back to buy bare root hedging when available!
Ronan Doyle
Ronan Doyle
2023-09-18
Really helpful. Great selection.

Delivery Information

We deliver to Ireland and Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver your product ourselves but sometimes we use couriers to make sure get your order to you as quickly as we can.

Please keep in mind that we will be lifting your plants to order, so please be patient, it can take between 14 and 21 days to process orders and ship your plants. We want you to get your product as fresh as possible. Our plants are delivered in lined bags to protect them during transport.

We will contact you by phone a day or 2 before a planned delivery to arrange a time. Please make sure to include your phone number when ordering!

We offer free delivery on orders of €300 and over.

Cullen's Returns & Refunds

We make every effort to ensure you get your plants in the best possible condition. If there is is a problem with the condition of the plants on arrival please:

  • If possible note the damage on the delivery docket when your order arrives
  • Photograph any issues
  • Contact us ASAP and within 3 days of receiving your order, so we can arrange a replacement to be sent or for a refund to be issued.


We stand over the quality of our plants. Please be mindful of the fact that our plants are bare-root plants and will not look the same in Winter as they do in Spring and Summer.

Also, we cannot be responsible for inadequate aftercare of plants such as incorrect planting, weather conditions – drought or frost, wildlife damage, or improper maintenance.

If you are unsure of how to plant or care for your plants, please contact us and we will help.

Description

Properties of Green Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica).

Green Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica) Is a Low maintenance, moderately fast growing, ideal Garden tree. The growth rate of a green beech tree is typically 1-2ft per year. Although the leaves turn to brown/golden in Winter, it will still retain a large percentage of the foilage over the Winter months. New growth in Spring will push off the older dead leaves.

Description

The Leaves of a are oval in shape, pointed at the tip and lime green in colour. The beech plant turns darker in colour as the plant matures. Green Beech trees prefer a moist nutrient rich soil but will do well in most soil types making Copper and Green beech trees a popular choice with the Irish gardener.

Features of Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Trees

The stand out property of a Beech hedge is that it can be easily pruned. Pruning a beech hedge will encourage the hedge to become thicker and fuller, providing a more dense coverage. An attractive addition of trees, native or ornamental mixed in through a hedge enhances the overall aesthetic of all hedging in a garden.

Trees such as Copper beech, Green Beech, Silver Birch trees, Mountain Ash trees or even Lime trees can add depth and volume to an established green beech hedge.

Benefits of Trees & Hedging to Biodiversity & Ecosystems.

Planting trees and hedges of any type, including green beech hedges in the garden is a great way to encourage biodiversity and preserve ecosystems. A hedge in the garden provides shelter and security for nesting birds, caterpillars, aphids and other insects. Beech hedges also act as a network for small animals to move around the garden and populate.

How & When to Plant Your Green Beech Hedge & Tree

Bare root Green Beech hedging plants and green beech trees are typically sown as bareroot plants in the Winter months from November through to March. Plants of 2-3ft are the most popular size for hedging planting as the root systems are well developed and the plants are an ideal size for planting. Beech trees are available as a 5-6ft or 7-8ft option in bare root season and as a 6ft Potted option all year round.

The first one or two years are the slowest with Beech hedging plants or trees, but if kept clean and free from weeds, significant growth will be made in the later years. Annual maintenance, pruning and trimming of a beech hedge will encourage growth and thicken the hedge. Pruning and trimming is usually done in the Spring, before birds begin to build their nests again for the Summer months.

Tips & Tricks for your Green Beech Hedge & Trees

  • Green Beech Trees are usually planted as bare root plants, but can be planted from pots all year round.
  • Beech hedge plants can be planted in staggered double row with 5 plants per metre. Planting 5 plants per metre will give a thicker hedge over time.
  • Keep the beech hedge clear of long grass and weeds in the first few months to promote growth and a thicker, fuller hedge.
  • Green Beech hedging plants should be watered if planted in late Spring and there is a period of drought in the proceeding months.
  • When planting It is best to dig a trench 8-9 inches deep, breaking up and aerating the soil.
  • Place the plants in the trench, covering the root system up to the collar of the plant. Shovel back in the soil and walk the plant in to anchor it in the ground.
  • If windy weather follows the planting, walk in the plants every few days to anchor plants in the ground and ensure roots embed into the soil securely.
  • You can view our video of how to plant bare-root plants.

Type: Average to Fast Growing in nutrient-rich moist soil
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade

Additional information

Tree Sizes

6ft, 7-8ft, 2-3ft Whips

Properties of Green Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica).

Green Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica) Is a Low maintenance, moderately fast growing, ideal Garden tree. The growth rate of a green beech tree is typically 1-2ft per year. Although the leaves turn to brown/golden in Winter, it will still retain a large percentage of the foilage over the Winter months. New growth in Spring will push off the older dead leaves.

Description

The Leaves of a are oval in shape, pointed at the tip and lime green in colour. The beech plant turns darker in colour as the plant matures. Green Beech trees prefer a moist nutrient rich soil but will do well in most soil types making Copper and Green beech trees a popular choice with the Irish gardener.

Features of Green Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Trees

The stand out property of a Beech hedge is that it can be easily pruned. Pruning a beech hedge will encourage the hedge to become thicker and fuller, providing a more dense coverage. An attractive addition of trees, native or ornamental mixed in through a hedge enhances the overall aesthetic of all hedging in a garden.

Trees such as Copper beech, Green Beech, Silver Birch trees, Mountain Ash trees or even Lime trees can add depth and volume to an established green beech hedge.

Benefits of Trees & Hedging to Biodiversity & Ecosystems.

Planting trees and hedges of any type, including green beech hedges in the garden is a great way to encourage biodiversity and preserve ecosystems. A hedge in the garden provides shelter and security for nesting birds, caterpillars, aphids and other insects. Beech hedges also act as a network for small animals to move around the garden and populate.

How & When to Plant Your Green Beech Hedge & Tree

Bare root Green Beech hedging plants and green beech trees are typically sown as bareroot plants in the Winter months from November through to March. Plants of 2-3ft are the most popular size for hedging planting as the root systems are well developed and the plants are an ideal size for planting. Beech trees are available as a 5-6ft or 7-8ft option in bare root season and as a 6ft Potted option all year round.

The first one or two years are the slowest with Beech hedging plants or trees, but if kept clean and free from weeds, significant growth will be made in the later years. Annual maintenance, pruning and trimming of a beech hedge will encourage growth and thicken the hedge. Pruning and trimming is usually done in the Spring, before birds begin to build their nests again for the Summer months.

Tips & Tricks for your Green Beech Hedge & Trees

  • Green Beech Trees are usually planted as bare root plants, but can be planted from pots all year round.
  • Beech hedge plants can be planted in staggered double row with 5 plants per metre. Planting 5 plants per metre will give a thicker hedge over time.
  • Keep the beech hedge clear of long grass and weeds in the first few months to promote growth and a thicker, fuller hedge.
  • Green Beech hedging plants should be watered if planted in late Spring and there is a period of drought in the proceeding months.
  • When planting It is best to dig a trench 8-9 inches deep, breaking up and aerating the soil.
  • Place the plants in the trench, covering the root system up to the collar of the plant. Shovel back in the soil and walk the plant in to anchor it in the ground.
  • If windy weather follows the planting, walk in the plants every few days to anchor plants in the ground and ensure roots embed into the soil securely.
  • You can view our video of how to plant bare-root plants.

Type: Average to Fast Growing in nutrient-rich moist soil
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade