Finally, no autumn vista can be complete without the common beech
is another top class hedging plant, and surpasses itself in its purple-leafed form, Fagus sylvatica purpurea.
There are some specimens of the common ash, Fraxinus excelsior and Common Beech
, Fagus sylvatica in our local woodlands but they are never as common as our wonderful oaks and birches.
, European beech, German, Danish, French, etc.
The best of the bunch is common beech
, Fagus Sulvatica and this versatile hedging plant is far superior to the rapid growing Leylandii.
Two of the more notable beeches are the common beech
or European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and the American beech (Fagus grandifolia, also known as Fagus ferruginea.