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.
Common name: Common Hornbeam
Botanical name: Carpinus betulus
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
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.