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Hornbeam HedgeCarpinus betulus

Hornbeam
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Hornbeam HedgeCarpinus betulus

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Hornbeam is very similar to Beech (Fagus sylvatica) in appearance but its leaves have deeper veins.More InformationMore Information
  • 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

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:

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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Hornbeam 40/60cm bare root (Pre-order November 2018)
1.19
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 60/90cm bare root (Pre-order November 2018)
1.49
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 80/100cm bare root (Pre-order November 2018)
1.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root (Pre-order November 2018)
2.39
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root (Pre-order November 2018)
3.59
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 150/180cm bare root (Pre-order November 2018)
5.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 180/200cm bare root (Pre-order November 2018)
11.49
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 30/50cm Cell grown
2.49
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm 2L pot
4.99
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm 2L pot
5.99
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 80/100cm 2L pot
8.496.99
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 120/150cm 5L pot
17.99
3 to 4per metre
Hornbeam 150/175cm 10L pot
29.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 175/200cm 10L pot
35.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
3per metre
Hornbeam 90/120cm 5L pot
15.99
4per metre
Hornbeam 200/225cm Root ball
35.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Hornbeam 90L 150/175cm 1 Metre trough
239.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
1per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm bare root x 250 (Pre-order November 2018)
296.99267.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 40/60cm bare root x 500 (Pre-order November 2018)
594.99504.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 60/90cm bare root x 250 (Pre-order November 2018)
371.99334.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 60/90cm bare root x 500 (Pre-order November 2018)
744.99632.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root x 100 (Pre-order November 2018)
238.99226.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root x 250 (Pre-order November 2018)
596.99501.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 90/120cm bare root x 500 (Pre-order November 2018)
1194.99896.99
3 to 7per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 50 (Pre-order November 2018)
178.99169.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 100 (Pre-order November 2018)
358.99322.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 250 (Pre-order November 2018)
896.99761.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 120/150cm bare root x 500 (Pre-order November 2018)
1794.991,255.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 150/180cm bare root x 50 (Pre-order November 2018)
298.99268.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam 150/180cm bare root x 100 (Pre-order November 2018)
598.99508.99
Large Box - Min order 120 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
November 2018
Hornbeam Cell grown 30/50cm x 30
61.49
5 to 7per metre
Hornbeam 200/225cm Root ball x 12
478.99409.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 240 for free delivery
2per metre
Hornbeam 40/60cm 2L pot x 75
340.99
3 to 5per metre
Hornbeam 60/90cm 2L pot x 50
284.49
3 to 5per metre

Product Details
Product Details

Hornbeam Hedging (Carpinus betulus) Description

Carpinus Betulus hedging tolerates poor soils and exposed sites better than Beech. It is a hardy, native, semi evergreen (holding its leaves through Winter although it does tend to lose more leaves than Beech), with green catkins in late spring through to autumn, turning to fruit suitable for wildlife. See our other reccomended native suggestions.

Hornbeam's winter appearance is very similar to Beech with copper coloured leaves but they aren't quite as bright in colour, more of a brown/grey compared to the orange/brown of Fagus sylvatica leaves.

Hornbeam makes the perfect hedge for keeping out noise and wind, ideal for heights of up to 5 metres, as well as providing a fantastic privacy screen. Not only a good option if you are looking for privacy, Hornbeam excells in poorer conditions so if you planting with limitations such as shade, clay/wet soils or windy sites then Carpinus betulus may be the right hedge for you.

Another use of Hornbeam hedging is within mixed native packs, because while it makes an exceptional single species hedge it also shines when combined with other species. Hornbeam is available in all root types and can be purchased as cell grown, pot grown, bare roots, root balls and instant hedging.

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Hornbeam is just one of our top ten species. If you are wanting to look around the site for other species or products and aren't sure where to go on this new site, our handy video can give you a great overview.

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 Box12 delivery charge (orders up to 60 incl VAT) Orders of 60 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet60 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

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on most species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263873 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.
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