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10 Hornbeam 4-5ft,Native Carpinus Betulus Hedging.Makes a Thick & Dense Hedge


Expected release date is 1st Nov 2021

10 Hornbeam / Carpinus Betulus Plants

1.2-1.5 M /  Bare-Rooted 4-5 FT tall


These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


Leaves are green in Summer and in the Autumn they turn dark brown.These leaves are retained by the plant until Spring when the new leaves grow resulting in a hedge that is never bare. The hedge can be trimmed into any shape or size and will tolerate most conditions including shade and exposed areas.

Growing Details:

Common Name: Hornbeam
Genus: Carpinus 
Species: betulus
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy H7
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Height: 12m+
Spread: 4-8m
Spacing: 3 Plants Per Metre in Single Row, 5 Plants Per Metre in Double Row




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.



For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.


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  1. Excellent trees 5

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Mar 2021

    These came with a large order and are now safely in the ground. We were extremely pleased with all the trees

  2. Top class hornbeam and hawthorn hedging 5

    Posted by John on 1st Dec 2020

    These were bare rooted plants which hopefully will 'take' when the Spring arrives. They looked healthy with a good root system.
    Beechwood was easy to deal with and supplied the items on time to fit in with ground preparation.
    Highly recommended.

  3. Very good quality 5

    Posted by Peter Staff on 22nd Nov 2019

    Received and planted these trees immediately.
    They arrived very quickly and are of good quality