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


Expected release date is 1st Nov 2021

30 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. Looks great but won't know for sure until we have had warmer weather! 4

    Posted by Grant on 8th Jan 2021

    What can I say? The hedging arrived in very good condition - nearly caught me out with the packaging of roots at the top and the bottom of the bundle (important when you're soaking the roots without removing all of the packaging!),
    I've got some planted in the final position and others heeled-in, whilst I wait for other work to be completed.
    We'll know how good the purchase is by the end of the season, but for now, all very pleased thank you.