The classic Beech hedge is a real beauty. Although it is technically deciduous it holds it's gollden brown leaves for the winter, so it gives the screening functionality as well as naturally changing colour.
Green beech is an ideal hedging plant. It boasts wonderful golden green leaves which will run to a rich russet in Autumn and remain like that all winter. It is not suitable for heavy or wet soils. Bare roots trees are at particular risk of the roots drying out, because as the name suggests the roots are exposed. As a result the roots need to remain covered at all times before planting and they should be planted as soon as possible. If you are not planting immediately, check the roots daily to ensure they are not drying out. If they do feel dry, roots can be dipped in water for a few seconds to moisten them up again. Bare roots will have a soil line on the stem which indicates the original planting depth – aim to plant as close to this depth as possible. Ensure the hole is wide enough to easily accommodate the roots which will allow for proper root spread.