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Hornbeam Hedge Pack

Carpinus betulus Hedging Plants
  • From £32.99 (ex VAT)
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Common Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) has deeply ribbed, mid-green, ovate foliage that turns yellow in the autumn. Green catkins appear from late spring, followed by clusters of winged fruit. When clipped correctly, Hornbeam hedges still hold their attractive copper brown leaves when others have fallen, making it ideal for screening purposes. This native hedging is appealing to a great deal of wildlife, most prominently the Hawfinch and several species of moth.

Hornbeam takes well to being trained, is reliably tough and will happily grow in a shaded or damp position. Hornbeam hedging is very similar to Beech - the main differences are that the leaves have deeper veins and the planting conditions can be slightly damper.

Please note delivery charge is already included with our bulk pack deals.

AKA European hornbeam hedging

  • Common name: Common Hornbeam hedging
  • Latin name: Carpinus betulus
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn, Winter

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Root type Supplied Size Planting Density Pack QuantityPrice Quantity Qty
Carpinus betulus Hedging Root type: Bare root Supplied Size: 40-60cm Planting Density: 5-7 per metre Pack Quantity: 25 plants Carpinus betulus Hedging Price £32.99 (ex VAT)
Bare root 40-60cm 5-7 per metre 25 plants £32.99 (ex VAT)
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Carpinus betulus Hedging Root type: Bare root Supplied Size: 60-90cm Planting Density: 5-7 per metre Pack Quantity: 25 plants Carpinus betulus Hedging Price £36.99 (ex VAT)
Bare root 60-90cm 5-7 per metre 25 plants £36.99 (ex VAT)
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Carpinus betulus Hedging Root type: 2L pot Supplied Size: 40-60cm Planting Density: 3-5 per metre Pack Quantity: 8 plants Carpinus betulus Hedging Price £45.99 (ex VAT)
2L pot 40-60cm 3-5 per metre 8 plants £45.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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