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hornbeam hedge
Carpinus betulus
From £2.67 per plant

common hornbeam - 80-100cm tall (2 year old bare root hedging)

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hornbeam hedge
Carpinus betulus
From £2.67 per plant

common hornbeam - 80-100cm tall (2 year old bare root hedging)

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  • 25 plants - 80-100cm
  • £99.99
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  • 50 + 25 FREE plants
  • £299.97 £199.98
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  • 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 choice for hedging. Classed as a semi-evergreen when used as a hedging plant, this native deciduous tree, retains most of its foliage during the winter. In spring, these pale brown, brittle, flaky leaves are discarded for fresh, bright green ones. Tolerant of wet, clay soils, hornbeams respond well to pruning/clipping.

    Our bare root hedging range is a very low-cost way of planting a hedge. This hedging pack is only available to buy and plant when dormant (November- early April). With known seed provenance, these bare-root hedging plants are ready to plant by the time they reach you.

    Our plants are 2 years old (1+1) which means they have been grown for one year in the seed bed then lifted and field grown for another year. Lifting the plant after its first year encourages a healthy fibrous root system. Lifted and graded at between 80cm-1m tall - these hedging plants are a good size to encourage successful establishment.

    To find out more about how to plant a hedge, click here

  • Garden care: For best results, plant these bareroot plants out as soon as they arrive into well prepared soil. Hedges should be clipped in late summer or early autumn.

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