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HornbeamCarpinus betulus

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Golden yellow leaves in the autumn

Easy for all to grow

Perfect for native hedging

Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 1200cm (472in)
Spread Up to 800cm (315in)

Hardy Tree

specimen plantwoodland garden

full sunsun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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Hornbeam is a commonly seen native tree. The mid green glossy foliage has deep veins and the turn to a golden yellow in the autumn. Carpinus betulus is a majestic tree which can be used as a specimen tree or it is also suited to pollarding or coppicing. The trunk has a fluted, twisted appearance which can be attractive in winter when the leaves have dropped. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (26').

For instant impact try one of one of our innovative trough-grown hedges! Each trough contains a 1 metre length of pre-planted hedging to create a mature looking hedge from the very moment it is planted. With well-established root systems, you’ll find that trough-grown hedges are correctly spaced, making them much easier to plant. The healthy framework of branches are nicely knitted together, and can be trimmed to the ideal height immediately after planting. Better still, you can plant them all year round, so long as adequate irrigation is provided. If planting is delayed then trough-grown hedges can be easily maintained until you are ready, without the need for ‘heeling in’.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

10 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (KB4419)
5 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (KB4407)
1 x 1 meter trough potted hedging plants (KB4395)
5 x 2 litre potted hedging plants (KB3258)
1 x 2 litre potted hedging plant (KB3243)
1 x 9cm potted plant (KB1160)
2 x 9cm potted plant (KB1373)
5 x 9cm potted plant (KB5721)
1 rootrainer plug hedging plant (KC7130)
5 rootrainer plug hedging plants (KC7243)
10 rootrainer plug hedging plants (KC7244)

How to Grow
Prior to planting Hornbeam, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery, and water well to settle the soil.
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Water plants during particularly dry periods until fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the hedge. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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