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Hornbeam hedge plants, also known as Carpinus betulus are one of the most popular, deciduous hedging species in the UK. Featuring attractive green foliage that turns golden yellow during the Autumn and is retained throughout the winter.
Choose from our most popular varieties of Hornbeam Hedging plants, available in a range of sizes and root types.
Hornbeam is a popular deciduous hedging plant, having beautiful green leaves with deep veins that turn golden in the autumn and are retained throughout the winter.
Growth rate: Fast 30-60cm per year
Overall height: Medium up to 5 metres
Position: Exposed, Full Sun, Full Shade, Sheltered
Root Types: Bare Root, Instant Hedging, Pot Grown
Hornbeam hedge is a popular hedging plant for gardeners who want to create a natural fence or boundary around their property. The hornbeam Carpinus betulus plant species is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 40 feet tall. However, when pruned regularly, it can also be trained to grow as a dense and compact hedge featuring green catkins. Hornbeam leaves also have attractive serrated edges that turn golden in autumn months.
Hornbeam hedging is known for its elegant appearance, featuring bright green leaves that turn golden yellow in the fall. They are also incredibly versatile, with the ability to grow in a variety of soil types and light conditions, and are shade tolerant. Additionally, hornbeam hedging is very low-maintenance and requires minimal pruning to maintain its shape and density.
Our Hornbeam plants are supplied as bare root hedging, pot grown plants, root ball and instant hedging. The most cost effective and environmentally friendly way to plant a new hedge is by using bare root hedging plants with an exposed root system, available from October to April.
There are many benefits to planting a hornbeam hedge in your garden, including:
Planting a new hornbeam hedge is a relatively straightforward process. Here's a few tips on what you need to do:
Once your hornbeam hedge is established, it will require minimal maintenance. Here are a few tips to help keep your hedge healthy and looking its best:
Hornbeam hedges should be pruned before the leaves fall, normally around September.
Hornbeam hedges typically have an average growth rate of 30-60cm per year, depending on the growing conditions and pruning schedule.
While hornbeam hedges are typically grown in the ground, they can also be grown in containers with proper care and maintenance.
The best time to prune a hornbeam hedge is in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins.
Hornbeam hedges can grow up to 40 feet tall if left unpruned, but can also be trained to grow as a compact hedge.
Yes, hornbeam hedges are relatively low-maintenance and require minimal pruning and fertilization to thrive.
A hornbeam hedge is a beautiful and versatile plant species that can add privacy, wind protection, noise reduction, and aesthetic appeal to any garden. By following the planting and care tips outlined in this article, you can enjoy a healthy and vibrant hornbeam hedge for years to come. So why wait? Plant a hornbeam hedge in your garden today and enjoy the many benefits it has to offer!