Beech hedging becomes a beautiful, bright green hedge in spring/summer and then in autumn/winter, it retains its medium sized leaves but they turn dry and copper coloured so it has two distinctly different appearances depending on the season. Beech hedging plants are classy when cut to a formal shape but it can also be used as a semi-evergreen component in a mixed native hedge. It will grow to 5m (or perhaps even more) but because it's just medium growth rate, it can be easily kept as a relatively low hedge - 1m upwards. It is a species that is really only suitable for free-draining soil - if your soil is wet/heavy clay, you should consider Hornbeam instead which has a very similar appearance but is better suited to wetter soils. Bare roots supplied 60cm+ high and grow 30-60cm per year.
Bare Root hedging plants are a great, cost-effective way for you to achieve your hedging goals. They are grown in an open environment, exposed to natural conditions, which allows these plants to develop with no restrictions. When opting for this root type, you will receive well established plants with sturdy root systems as a result of their growing method. Given the way in which they are grown, bare rooted plants are available from November until May as this is the time of year when the plants are dormant and can be safely lifted from the field. This category mostly consists of native, deciduous hedging species which many of them flower and/or berry so they make great hedges for wildlife and provide seasonal interest.