Hornbeam Hedging (Carpinus betulus) description
Hornbeam hedging plants Hornbeam is very similar to Beech (Fagus sylvatica) in appearance but its leaves have deeper veins. 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 Ideal for heights of up to 5 metres, Hornbeam makes the perfect hedge for keeping out noise and wind, 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. From £1.99 | In Stock | Go straight to hedging sizes and prices below >   Page contents Hornbeam Hedging by root type Bare root Pot grown Root ball Instant hedging/troughs How to grow Hornbeam Hornbeam hedge spacing Hornbeam hedge pruning Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) growth rate Carpinus betulus care instructions When can you purchase/plant Hornbeam Hornbeam alternatives Uses for Hornbeam Any questions on Carpinus betulus? Contact us for help and advice Other Hornbeam options Have you seen our superb range of Pleached Hornbeam trees? Or take a look at our Ivy Screens for an alternative hedging option. Discounts Our website automatically discounts all orders other than our discounted packs. The larger the order the greater the discount; please see our discount kick in points below. The shopping cart section will also calculate for you how much more you would need to spend to get a higher discount. Just "add to cart" to see how much discount applies. 10% off orders over £2500 7.5% off orders over £1500 5% off orders over £1000 2.5% off orders over £500 Bare root Hornbeam also see bare root discounted packs > A cost effective way to plant Hornbeam hedging plants in the bare root season, November to April (weather dependent). These bushy plants are lifted, whilst dormant, straight from the ground and delivered with bare roots, ready to go into your planting area. Pot grown Hornbeam Grown and delivered in containers, these Hornbeam plants are available for year round planting.