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Hornbeam (Hedging)

Carpinus betulus

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

A blaze of autumn colour will extend the season of interest

It's grey, fluted branches weaving a winter web of fine twigs

Low maintenance garden

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Often seen as a large specimen tree, hornbeam can also be easily grown into a stunning hedge. once established it will soon form an integral part of any native hedging scheme. A blaze of autumn colour will extend the season of interest and then, as the leaves fall, the structure of the plant will be revealed, with it's grey, fluted branches weaving a winter web of fine twigs. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (26'). Planting distance: 45cm (18"). (3 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

Height Up to 1200cm (473in)
Spread Up to 800cm (315in)

Hardy Tree

hedgeslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


5 rootrainer plug hedging plants (KC7243)
10 rootrainer plug hedging plants (KC7244)
1 rootrainer plug hedging plant (KC7130)
1 bare root hedging plant (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (70264)
10 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (KC1950)
25 bare root hedging plants (Supplied 50-80cm (20-31in) in height) (KB0039)

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.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

Water young 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 £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 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.

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Van Meuwen 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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