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Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root

Carpinus betulus

Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root
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Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root

Carpinus betulus

Price: 2.19 (Including VAT at 20%)
Was 2.99
Hornbeam, also known as Carpinus betulus, is similar to Beech hedging (Fagus sylvatica) in appearance. However, the Hornbeam leaves have much deeper veins and serrated edges. Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 8m
  • Has Berries
  • Native
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, clay or chalk soils, full sun to semi shade and inland, coastal or exposed sites
  • Growth Rate: Average growth, expect 20-40cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-5m
  • Bare root plants are shown in winter dormancy as a single bare root and a bundle for comparison. Please note if ordering 1 x bare root, this will be a single plant not a bundle unless shown as a multibuy item.

Product Details
Product Details

Carpinus betulus Hedge Plants Description

Carpinus betulus hedging tolerates poor soil conditions and exposed sites better than Beech. Hornbeam is a resilient, native, semi-evergreen (holding its leaves through winter, although this species tends to lose more leaves than Beech), with green catkins in late spring through to autumn, turning to fruit suitable for wildlife. Please take a look at our other recommended native hedging species.

Hornbeam's winter appearance is similar to Beech with copper-coloured leaves, but not quite as vibrant. Hornbeam's leaves consist of a brown-grey compared to the autumnal orange-brown tones of Fagus sylvatica leaves.

Carpinus betulus makes the perfect hedge for keeping noise and wind minimal, and it's ideal for heights of up to five metres. It also acts as a fantastic privacy screen. Aside from providing privacy, Hornbeam also excels in poorer conditions.

So, if you're planting with limitations such as shade, clay/ wet soils or windy sites, then Hornbeam might be the right hedge plant for you. Speak to a member of our expert team for more advice by calling us on 01257 263873

Another widespread use of Hornbeam hedging is within mixed native packs. While Carpinus betulus makes an excellent single species hedge, it also shines when combined with other shrubs. Hornbeam is available in all root types and can be purchased as cell-grown, pot-grown, bare roots, root balls or instant hedging.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

It is easy to keep Hornbeam to a neat formal shape, or it is often a component in an informal mixed native hedge because it's coppery leaves are kept on the plant and they provide some Winter wildlife cover. Clip once a year in late summer (this is important to help the plant retain its Winter colour).

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)18 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)18 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)24 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - Please note that orders will currently be dispatched within 10-14 working days. (See our product pages for specific delivery info)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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