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Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) - 175/250cm


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A deciduous, elegant tree 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 specimen tree, where it will reach heights of 40ft+, or in a woodland setting. It is also ideal for pleaching, and if grown as a pleached hedge, will retain its brown leaves throughout winter. Hornbeam is suitable for heavy, wet soils.


  • Eventual Height: 40ft+
  • Key Features: Good for shaping and pleaching,
  • Suitable for: Woodlands, parkland, avenues and screens if trimmed or and pleached
  • Conditions: Wide range of soils, does well in damp conditions


175/250cm height: Bareroot feathered tree


Please Note: We may prune your tree before sending to comply with postage restrictions. This will also help create a well-shaped tree.


We have an excellent range of the smaller sizes of ornamental trees in stock throughout the winter. However in busy periods we may have to order your tree in. Please allow a couple of weeks for this.



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