Hornbeam Carpinus Betulus Hedging Plants
Hornbeam Carpinus Betulus
Bare Root Hedging Plants 60-80 cm
This makes a strong hedge and has good dense foliage (dark green leaves) with attractive autumn colour as a bonus.
Its fruits are in the form of catkins followed by little winged nuts we may remember playing with as a child. It is deciduous and fully hardy.
"Carpinus Betulas" or hornbeam grows well in almost any fertile soil (it will actually survive better in poorer soils than beech).
Plants grow in any soil, but are slower to establish on heavy clay soil (although once away they will thrive).
The planting season is between November and late March while the plant is in a state of dormant growth. Dig a reasonable hole and plant with either some rose or tree compost or any organic matter (but not fresh manure, well rotted is fine) and include with some bone meal when planting or fish, blood and bone as this will encourage quick strong root growth. Plant 4 per metre in a staggered row (in a double row 50cm apart and the rows 30cm apart). Clipping the top leader on planting to encourage bushy growth.
Do not continue to water once planted (unless the ground is very dry.) The plant will find it's own water (make it work for it's water, creating strong root growth) Hornbeam once establish will grow anything between 20cm 45cm per year.
Each plant is approx 60cm-80cm and bare root.
These are transplants not seedlings.
Free delivery is for all postcode areas in England and Wales with the exception of the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly
This hedging is available from November
For all other postcodes please call for a delivery quotation 01280 848038