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Hornbeam hedge plants

Carpinus betulus hedging

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Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) hedge plants have mid-green foliage with deep veins and distinctive serrated edges. Turning coppery-brown in autumn, the leaves hold on to bare branches throughout the winter providing some year-round cover and colour. Catkins appear in late spring which develop into small fruits, feeding hungry birds. Hornbeam hedging makes a wonderful formal feature and is equally attractive when combined with other native hedging plants in a mixed display. 

  • Best Features: Year-round interest, bright spring foliage
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m - 5m high
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, sun or partial shade, exposed inland and coastal

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Hornbeam plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Hornbeam may be defoliated.

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Carpinus betulus is a hardy, native plant with glossy, crinkly leaves that turn to copper brown in the autumn and then hang on to the branches long into winter, providing year-round cover and seasonal interest. Hornbeam hedge plants boast green catkins which develop into fruits that wildlife, such as birds, adore. As a native species, Hornbeam hedging provides a wonderful habitat for wildlife, giving this stunning hedge additional interest. Carpinus betulus is a great choice for positions struggling with poor soils such as clay and chalk. Whilst similar in many ways to Beech hedging, Hornbeam hedge plants are better suited to wetter soils and its winter leaves display a wider variety of dark, attractive tones. The name ‘Hornbeam’ is derived from Old English which means ‘hard tree’ and it is certainly a durable and resilient hedging species.

Best uses for Hornbeam hedging

Hornbeam hedge plants clip beautifully, so it works well as a formal display. Equally, Hornbeam can be grown in a mixed native hedgerow to achieve colourful winter interest. A hardy variety, Carpinus betulus hedging is suited to wet sites, shade and exposure. The dense foliage makes an effective privacy screen, can help to minimise noise pollution and act as a natural windbreak.

Combine Carpinus betulus with

Your Hornbeam hedge plants can either be grown as a stand-alone shrub or combined with other native hedging varieties for a variety of seasonal interest, including; flowers, berries and vibrant autumn foliage.

Hornbeam hedge growth rate 

Carpinus betulus will achieve an average growth of 20-40cm a year and is perfect to maintain at a height measuring anywhere between 1.5 - 5m.

Care advice for Hornbeam Hedge Plants

Hornbeam hedging requires a trim once a year, in mid-late summer to encourage lasting winter foliage cover. Please view our Hedging Care Advice page for more information.

Suggested planting density for Carpinus betulus hedges

For information on planting density specific to Hornbeam hedge plants, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. You can find out more about planting density here.

Our cell grown, pot grown and instant Hornbeam hedge plants are available year-round. We also offer Carpinus betulus as bare roots from November - mid/late May, using cold stored plants towards the end of the season. Bare roots are available to pre-order from mid-summer.

Nearly all of our Carpinus betulus hedging plants are UK grown by experts who have years of nursery growing knowledge. On the rare occasion that we source Hornbeam hedge plants from outside of the UK, we ensure that our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At Best4hedging, we strive to make certain that your plants are delivered in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality, whilst protecting our terrific prices. You can purchase your Hornbeam hedge plants online, safe in the knowledge that you are receiving both reliable service and the very best products.

Showing 20 of our total 392 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 392 reviews for Hornbeam hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 392 ratings.
April 8, 2021 | Robert Lewis
Hornbeam hedge plants

Prompt delivery, useful information on planting density. I am waiting to see if green shoots appear, fingers crossed.

April 8, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

disappointed was told they would recover but have not done so yet

April 7, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

Plants look health on arrival

April 5, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

Just waiting for plants to come out on bloom a nice even row of hedging plants

April 2, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

Fairly good saplings squashed in a carton.

March 27, 2021 | William Hudson
Hornbeam hedge plants

All good overall,just a few variable plants in a large order,so that was fine for hedging

March 27, 2021 | Pompey Boy 77
Hornbeam hedge plants

I always use this fungi when planting trees/hedges/shrubs

March 26, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

As Above

March 25, 2021 | Anthony Grace
Hornbeam hedge plants

Good, strong, healthy plants

March 16, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

As Above

March 15, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

Arrived in good condition but obviously only time will tell if the hedge establishes successfully

March 8, 2021 | Michael Player
Hornbeam hedge plants

Hornbeam hedging plants were in good condition. Planted 2+ weeks ago (mid February), no additional growth seen so far, but still look healthy.

March 3, 2021 | Steve Maden
Hornbeam hedge plants

good quality bare root plants. Highly recommended

March 3, 2021 | Gill Fitzjohn
Hornbeam hedge plants

As Above

March 3, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

As Above

March 2, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

Hornbeam bareroot whips have a good root system and lots of buds. Looking forward to watching them grow

March 2, 2021 | Roy Jones
Hornbeam hedge plants

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March 1, 2021 | David Henton
Hornbeam hedge plants

Limited root growth so they are under review and may need to be replaced

February 28, 2021 | Anonymous
Hornbeam hedge plants

As Above

February 25, 2021 | ian hart
Hornbeam hedge plants

Good quality plants. Shipped on a pallet well packaged.

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