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250 Hornbeam 2-3ft Hedging Plants,60-90cm Carpinus Betulus Trees.Winter Cover


Expected release date is 1st Nov 2021

250 Hornbeam / Carpinus Betulus Plants

60-90cm /  Bare-Rooted 2-3 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, Fast servers. Top class advice 5

    Posted by Tony on 10th Mar 2017

    I have purchased 850 of these trees in various batches must say the delivery times are super fast. I have also called 3 fat pigs several times and the staff there were tremendously helpful with regard advice on the correct hedging plant for me and how best to go about planting.

    The trees are just starting to bud now, but I am looking forward to see nice green leaves appear soon and in a few year a beautiful hedge!