Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam

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Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam Plants - We can supply, plants & all aspects of hedging including box hedging within the Chichester Winchester Tangmere Bognor Portsmouth Bournemouth Guildford Andover Southampton Brighton West Sussex Hampshire Surrey Dorset New Forest Greater London Wiltshire areas

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam – Pot Grown

Botanical Name Common Name Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Pot
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 90-120cm 5.50 3ltr

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam – Bare Root & Root Ball

Botanical Name Common Name Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Type
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 40-60cm POA BR
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 60-90cm POA BR
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 100-125cm 1.75 BR

Key: BR = Bare Root | (Available November to March – Min Order 50 no. )

Details / Key Facts

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam hedging is similar in appearance to Beech. It is a very hardy native plant which is more tolerant of wet and heavy soils than Beech. It retains its brown foliage for much of the winter but perhaps not as long as Beech. It makes a good screening hedge and tolerates both full sun or partial shade, acidic or chalky soils.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Common Hornbeam
  • Botanical name: Carpinus betulus
  • Group: Hedge
  • Height and spread: Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row
  • Aspect: South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soil: Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam (Ideal for Clay Soil Types)


Native Mixed hedging is traditionally made up of 50% hawthorn & blackthorn, with remaining 50% split between the other varieties.

Minimum order 50 plants of each variety.

Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row.

How To Grow

Good in woodland settings

Propagate by seed, softwood cuttings or by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Architectural


Carpinus are deciduous shrubs and trees with attractive foliage and hop-like fruit clusters in late summer and autumn

Further Information
Carpinus Betulusis is a large deciduous tree developing a fluted grey trunk. Leaves 5-8cm long, ovate, conspicuously ribbed, turning yellow in autumn. Catkins open in spring, followed by hop-like fruiting catkins to 8cm


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