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  • Eventual height: 25m
  • Eventual spread: 10m

Carpinus betulus

common hornbeam

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £16.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.



  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Vivid green catkins in March, followed by clusters of green fruit, and toothed mid-green leaves turning orange and gold in autumn. Hornbeam is an excellent native tree for a large garden. Pyramidal in shape, it tolerates wet, clay soils and responds well to pruning, making it perfect for training as a formal hedge.

  • Garden care: For best results, plant these bareroot plants out as soon as they arrive into well prepared soil. Hedges should be clipped in late summer or early autumn.
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