Copper Beech hedge cut and reduction Greenisland 

Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea – Otherwise known as a ‘copper beech’ or ‘purple beech’ hedge we were asked to reduce and cut in Greenisland.

The client wanted to be able to see the road from the living room and stop the hedge from getting to big.





  Copper Beech before 2    Copper Beech before 3


Copper Beech afterwards 1   Copper Beech afterwards 3     Copper Beech afterwards 4


FAQ Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea


A Copper beach hedge is great for a boundary line.

It has the common name of purple beech as the leaves turn Purple in the Autumn. The green and purple leaves turn red and brown in the autumn and often remain through winter.

It is hardy enough to grow in all areas of the UK & it will grow the best in full sun or partial shade.

It will grow in most soils – Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

And PH levels – Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

A copper Beech hedge is slow growing; 10 – 30cm per year and will need pruning once a year, preferably in August.