Carpinus betulus

Hornbeam hedge (bare root 60-90cms)

Price: €0.95

Hornbeams make excellent hedges, and they cope with heavy or damp soil better than beech. Good resilience to difficult soils, including heavy or damp soils. Hornbeam can withstand exposed conditions, though beech is generally better than hornbeam in extreme coastal areas 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. 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.

"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. 

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...