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Carpinus betulus
Hornbeam - 3 litres

Carpinus betulus  Hornbeam - 3 litres

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  • Carpinus betulus  Hornbeam - 3 litres
  • Carpinus betulus  Hornbeam - 3 litres
  • Carpinus betulus  Hornbeam - 3 litres
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£9.99 0850020324 Category: Plants > Hedging Plants > Deciduous Hedging
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Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) is a large, handsome British native tree with beech-like leaves and a distinctive grey fluted trunk. Greenish catkins are borne in spring followed by winged nuts. Good as an alternative to beech in heavy clay soils and often used for hedging, when it retains its brown leaves through winter. Traditionally coppiced. Tolerant of exposed situations.

Height and spread 8-10m by 5-6m (25-35ft x 15-20ft) in 20 years. Plant in any reasonable soil in full sun or partial shade.

For a single- row hedge, plant between 3-5 plants per metre. For a double- row hedge, stagger 5-7 plants per metre with 40cm between the rows. Trim in July-August.

This plant has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

British nursery grown.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Botanical name Carpinus betulus
British nursery grown Y
Common name Hornbeam
Drought resistance Moderate
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Guarantee Lifetime Guarantee
Habit Bushy
Pack quantity 1
Plant type Deciduous Hedging
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Size 3 litres
Time to maturity More than 50 years
Ultimate height 20m +
Ultimate spread 8m +

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