Carpinus betulus

Hornbeam hedge (bare root 60-90cms)

Price: €1.25

Hornbeam is an excellent hedge for dry, heavy, compacted or even or damp soil, as hardy as it is good-looking. We recommend planting approximately 3 plants per metre. For a wider hedge, plant 4 plants per metre in two staggered 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. After planting, trim the top of the plants to encourage a fuller plant. Be careful not to damage the stem with strimmers or mowers. Larger plants available on request.

"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...

  • Well-established, bare root plants with good fibrous root system
  • 60 - 90 cms tall. 
  • November to March only. 
  • Delivery can be up to 3-4 weeks from ordering.

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...