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Hornbeam 'Fastigiata' 4ft Tall, Carpinus Betulus In a 2L Pot, Upright Growing Tree


Hornbeam 'Fastigiata' 4ft Tall, Carpinus Betulus In a 2L Pot, Upright Growing Tree

'Fastigiata' is a medium-sized deciduous tree; crown narrow when young, becoming compact and ovoid. Leaves ovate, ribbed and finely serrate, turning yellow in autumn. Fruiting catkins conspicuous, to 8cm in length

Growing Details

Common Name: Hornbeam
Genus: Carpinus
Species: betulus
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/lightClay/heavyChalky/alkaline
Height: 2500cm
Spread: 2000cm
Time to plant seeds: October to November


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.

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  1. Fresh and lovely 5

    Posted by Juli sears on 2nd Jun 2017

    Received this sapling as part of a woodland to be created in memory of a lovely man.. arrived packaged well and as healthy as new.. thank you for your prompt delivery and a beautiful tree.. have already ordered a plant for myself.. good luck to you all xx juli