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Hornbeam HedgeCarpinus betulus

Hornbeam
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Hornbeam HedgeCarpinus betulus

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Hornbeam is a popular and recognisable hedge, which shows off remarkable green foliage and can act as a good privacy screen. It is often referred to by its Latin name Carpinus betulus and has similar features to Beech hedging (Fagus sylvatica). However, the main difference with Hornbeam hedging is that its 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.

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Hornbeam 40/60cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
1.19
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
1.49
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 80/100cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
1.99
3 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
2.49
3 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
3.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 150/180cm bare root (Pre-order Nov-20)
7.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 180/200cm bare root
9.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 4per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm bare root x 100
118.99112.99
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm bare root x 250
297.49282.99
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm bare root x 500
594.99539.99
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm bare root x 100
148.99141.89
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm bare root x 250
372.49354.69
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm bare root x 500
744.99662.19
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root x 100
248.99236.99
3 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root x 250
622.49565.89
3 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root x 500
1244.991,082.59
3 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 50
199.49189.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 100
368.99351.39
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 250
997.49886.49
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 500
1994.991,662.49
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 150/180cm bare root x 50
399.49379.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 150/180cm bare root x 100
798.99725.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 30/50cm Cell grown (Pre-order Oct 20)
2.49
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam Cell grown 30/50cm x 50 (Pre-order Oct 20)
114.99
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam Cell grown 30/50cm x 100 (Pre-Order Oct 20)
212.99
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm 2L pot
5.99
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm 2L pot
6.99
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 80/100cm 2L pot
7.99
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 90/120cm 5L pot
15.99
4per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm 5L pot
19.99
3 to 4per metre
Hornbeam 150/175cm 10L pot
29.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 150/175cm 20L pot
39.9929.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2 to 3per metre
Hornbeam 175/200cm 10L pot
36.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
298.99399.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm 2L pot x 60
268.99389.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 80/100cm 2L pot x 50
298.99379.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 90/120cm 5L pot x 25
311.99379.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
4per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm 5L pot x 20
358.99340.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3 or 4per metre
Hornbeam 150/175cm 10L pot x 15
373.99419.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 175/200cm 10L pot x 12
394.99419.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 150/175cm Root ball
32.49
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 175/200cm Root ball
39.49
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 200/225cm Root ball
44.49
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Hornbeam 150/175cm Root ball x 16
519.79483.59
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 175/200cm Root ball x 14
552.79514.29
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 200/225cm Root ball x 12
533.79508.39
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Hornbeam 20L 80/100cm 1 Metre Trough
84.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Hornbeam 40L 100/120cm 1 Metre Trough
139.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Hornbeam 90L 170/200cm 1 Metre Trough
229.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Hornbeam 175 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element (Pre order-Oct20)
154.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Hornbeam 200 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element (Pre order-Oct20)
179.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Hornbeam 250 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element (Pre order-Oct20)
312.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
Requires Equipment
2per metre
Hornbeam 300 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element (Pre order-Oct20)
359.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
Requires Equipment
2per metre
Hornbeam 350 x 50 x 50cm Instant Hedging Element (Pre order-Oct20)
449.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
Requires Equipment
2per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Carpinus betulus Hedge Plants Description

Hornbeam hedge plants share many similar features to Beech, however Hornbeam hedging is far more resilient and can better tolerate poorer soil conditions or exposed sites. Hornbeam, like Beech, is a UK native species and is also 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. Hedges Direct has a native hedging species page available, which has more information and a variety of native plants.

If you like Beech hedging, Hornbeam also shares a similar winter experience with copper-coloured leaves remaining on the branches. However the leaves are not quite as vibrant but still aesthetically pleasing. Carpinus betulus leaves consist of a brown-grey compared to the autumnal orange-brown tones of Fagus sylvatica leaves.

If you are looking for a hedge that can keep noise and wind to a minimum while protecting your home from intruders and providing privacy, a Hornbeam hedge can act as an effective screen. Aside from these qualities, Hornbeam hedging also excels in poorer conditions, so if you have planting restrictions such as shade, clay/wet soils or windy sites, then Hornbeam might be the right hedge plant for you.

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

Hornbeam is also available as a space-saving instant hedging screen which is ideal for smaller gardens or external areas where space, privacy and security are all a consideration. The Hornbeam screen is just one of the range of hedging screens available. Visit our Instant Hedging Screens page.

For more information about how incorporating a Hornbeam hedge or screen into your landscape area can benefit you or for advice on growing this popular hedging plant, speak to a member of our expert team by calling us on 01257 263 873 or email us at [email protected]

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)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 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! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for 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.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* 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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