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    Hornbeam Hedging 4 Litre Pot 100/125

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    Carpinus are deciduous native hedger that bears oval, prominently veined, dark green leaves that turn yellow and orange in autumn, it does hold ont...

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Hornbeam Hedging

Hornbeam Hedge (Carpinus)

Welcome to our exquisite collection of Hornbeam hedging, a classic favourite also known as European Hornbeam or Common Hornbeam, scientifically referred to as Carpinus betulus. This splendid hedge is celebrated for its lush green serrated leaves, forming an impenetrable screen that bestows privacy, security, and an effective shield against noise and wind upon your garden.

Hornbeam Hedge Plant Description

Otherwise known as Carpinus betulus, hornbeam hedges are semi-evergreen plants that boast a stunning appearance throughout the year. These hedges typically grow to an average height of 4-6 meters, with a spread of 2-3 meters when fully mature.

One of the standout features of hornbeam hedges is their versatility. The name 'Hornbeam' originates from Old English, signifying a robust and enduring hedging species. That makes these hedges a go-to choice for those seeking year-round privacy.

Hornbeam hedges feature glossy, crinkled leaves that transition to a rich copper hue in autumn, persisting on branches throughout winter, offering year-round coverage and seasonal intrigue. Hornbeam hedge plants produce green catkins, maturing into fruits cherished by wildlife, including birds.

Carpinus betulus also thrives in challenging conditions, including clay and chalk soils. While it shares similarities with Beech hedging, Hornbeam hedge plants excel in wetter soils and exhibit a diverse array of captivating dark tones in their winter foliage.

Planting Conditions for Hornbeam Hedging

Hornbeam thrives in a variety of conditions, adapting effortlessly to normal, clay, or chalk soils. Whether bathed in full sun or graced with semi-shade, this resilient hedge is equally at home in inland, coastal, or exposed sites.

Growth Rate and Height

Expect an average growth rate of 20-40cm per year, allowing you to effortlessly maintain it at heights ranging from 1 to 5 meters.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to plant hornbeam hedges? Hornbeam hedges are best planted in late autumn or early spring when the soil is workable and temperatures are moderate.
How fast do hornbeam hedges grow? Hornbeam hedges typically grow at a moderate pace, averaging around 1-2 feet per year.
How tall and wide can hornbeam hedges get? When fully mature, hornbeam hedges can reach heights of 15-20 feet and have a spread of 8-10 feet.
What type of soil is suitable for hornbeam hedges? Hornbeam hedges are adaptable and can thrive in a variety of soil types, including loam and clay.
Can hornbeam hedges be used in formal garden designs? Absolutely! Hornbeam hedges' formal appearance and dense foliage make them a perfect choice for formal garden designs, providing structure and elegance to your landscape.

Hornbeam Hedge for Sale

Explore our selection of hornbeam hedge varieties and bring timeless beauty and functionality to your garden. Discover the possibilities of hornbeam hedging at Grasslands Nursery, and elevate your outdoor space to new heights of elegance and privacy.

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