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hornbeam hedge
Carpinus betulus

common hornbeam

Eventual height & spread

hornbeam hedge
Carpinus betulus

common hornbeam

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  • 2 lt pot (bush)
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.



  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Vivid green catkins in March, followed by clusters of green fruit, and toothed mid-green leaves turning orange and gold in autumn. Hornbeam is an excellent native tree for a large garden. Pyramidal in shape, it tolerates wet, clay soils and responds well to pruning, making it perfect for training as a formal hedge.

  • Garden care: It requires very little pruning, however if it does get too large for its allotted space, it can be cut back hard.
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