Carpinus betulus (60-90cms)

Hornbeam, bare root 60-90 cms

Price: €11.95
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Hornbeams make excellent hedges - and they cope with heavy or damp soil better than beech. Hornbeam has good resilience to difficult soils, in cluding heavy or damp soils, and even polluted conditions. Hornbeam can withstand exposed conditions, though beech is generally better than hornbeam right by the sea where leaves can be damaged by salt. As a hedge, we recommend planting approximately 3 plants per metre (ie approx 30 cms between plants). For a wider hedge, plant 4 plants per metre in two staggered rows (ie approx 50 cms between plants in 2 parrallel rows). Trim once a year in early summer or as required. Plant in sun or light shade and keep the ground free of grass while establishing; be careful not to damage the stem with strimmers or mowers.

  • Well-established, bare root plants with good fibrous root system
  • 60 - 90 cms tall.
  • November to March only. 

"In almost every respect, hornbeam makes a superior hedge to beech, particularly if you want to pleach or train it." Monty Don in The Guardian newspaper. See more hornbeam hedge images...

Note on delivery: Due to the labour and handling involved, bare root orders can take 3-4 weeks. We email you before delivery so that you will know when to expect delivery. Trees are carefully wrapped and are delivered via courier. Read more on bare root plants...