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1 Hornbeam 'Fastigiata' 40-60cm Tall, Carpinus Betulus Tree, In a 9cm Pot


1 Hornbeam / Carpinus Betulus Fastigiata Tree

40-60cm Tall

Supplied in a 9cm Pot

'Fastigiata' is a medium-sized deciduous tree; crown narrow when young, becoming compact and ovoid. Leaves ovate, ribbed and finely serrate, turning yellow in autumn. Fruiting catkins conspicuous, to 8cm in length

Growing Details

Common Name: Hornbeam
Genus: Carpinus
Species: betulus
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/lightClay/heavyChalky/alkaline
Height: 2500cm
Spread: 2000cm
Time to plant seeds: October to November


Similar in appearance to beech, hornbeam makes a superb specimen tree or hedging plant. Grown as a tree, it has a pyramidal shape that later becomes more rounded. As a formal hedge it requires clipping once a year in mid- to late summer to keep it looking tidy. Although it is deciduous, it retains its coppery dead leaves throughout the winter so it remains an effective screen. Green catkins appear in spring and winged nuts develop in autumn.

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