The European beech is a highly sought after plant. The beech plant belongs to the deciduous plants. These are plants that shed their leaves in autumn or winter. This makes deciduous plants the opposite of the evergreen plants which maintain the foliage all year round.

The main reason people choose to plant and grow a deciduous plant is because these hedging plants have a more natural look than evergreen plants. They create an informal, ornamental or basically attractive hedge for a natural garden.

Why should you grow a deciduous hedge?

  • There are many reasons for why you should grow a deciduous hedge, here are some of the reasons:
  • Most deciduous plants have a beautiful foliage, blossoms or berries, which is usually not the case for evergreens.
  • Various deciduous plants require little to no maintenance. Evergreens need to be trimmed at least once a year.
  • When deciduous plants are left unpruned, they will grow in a more natural way, resulting in a natural look. The plant is less dense and produces flowers and may even provide food and shelter for wildlife animals, including butterflies, bees and birds.
  • Because deciduous plants have a open structure, they are good at air circulation thus being less sensitive to wind, making them excellent wind breaks.

Where to grow a deciduous hedge?

Deciduous hedges grow well in many types of soils and they are tolerant to shade. They are happy in fertile well-drained soil, but they dislike waterlogged soils. So don’t overwater them, as the will not like that. The can grow in full sun, partial shade as well as inland, exposed and coastal area’s.

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