25 x Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) 80-120cm bare root
25 bare root 3yr old plants approx 80-120cm tall
Carpinus betulus, or Hornbeam, is a deciduous, elegant plant with good autumn colour. The mid-green leaves are toothed, and both yellow male and greenish female catkins are borne in spring. Hornbeam an be grown as a hedge, where it can be kept pruned to 6-10ft, or or as a specimen tree, where it will reach heights of 40ft+. It is ideal for heavy, wet soils.
Recommended planting distance: 1ft (30cm) apart in single rows, or 5 per metre in a staggered row
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Suitable for: Single species hedge, part of a mixed native hedge
Features: Easy to trim and shape, keeps brown leaves over winter
Bare root plants: These plants can be planted anytime between November and March. We keep our bare root hedging in tubs of damp compost at the nursery. If you are not planting your plants immediately then keep the roots damp (preferably in compost) and out the sun until you are ready to plant.
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