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3 Native Hornbeam Hedging Plants 40-60cm Trees Hedge,2ft,Good For Wet Ground


Expected release date is 1st Nov 2020

3 Hornbeam / Carpinus Betulus Plants 40-60CM



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. Healthy Trees 4

    Posted by Margaret Robertson on 14th Jan 2020

    The saplings arrived quickly and looking well. I am planting them in a boggy 5 acre field, so I look forward to seeing them grow and hopefully cope with soggy ground conditions. I recommend this company.

  2. Excellent 5

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Mar 2019

    Arrived promptly and well packed. In good condition with nice root system. Price, which includes p&p, cannot be beaten.