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By Bunty48

United Kingdom Gb

Hi, I have an existing fully established Cooper beech hedge, I am now trying to grow another hedge and purchased some copper beech from the garden centre, however, I want to strengthen with more and wondered how easy it would be to take cuttings from the existing hedge, can you tell me what time of year this should be done, what length of cut should I take and what would you recommend that I plant them in. Also any other tips on how to increase the growth.



Hello it is very difficult to propagate Beech, your best bet would be to pick some bare rooted saplings up in the autumn and then plant them out, it will give you plenty of time to get the ground prepared before planting, remember when planting to crowfoot them, you may be able to pick some up from one of the garden centres now, but if not i can give you my horticultural suppliers name they have a large cold storage facility for all types of hedging whips in various sizes, julien.

31 May, 2011

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