500 Hornbeam 2-3ft Hedging Plants,60-90cm Carpinus Betulus Trees.Winter Cover
500 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.
Common Name: Hornbeam
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy H7
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
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.
Overall out of 500 plants there was a variable number of either strong grown /weak plants but overall I am totally satisfied with the p,lants I received to make a long hedge.
I purchased 500 horn beam hedgelings last autumn. They arrived promptly and even though transported by courier arrived in good condition unlike some other plant mail companies.
I purchased the 60-90cm plants and this summer they have easily doubled in size by 50% (except for the ones eaten by rabbits but that is not the growers fault!).
Of the 500 purchased 12 have died but I had expected the dead number to be nearer 10%.
Would buy from this grower again.