25x Hornbeam - Carpinus betulus - 60-90cm - Bare-root (Pack of 25 Plants)

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25x Hornbeam - Carpinus betulus - 60-90cm - Bare-root (Pack of 25 Plants)
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This deciduous bushy hedging plant responds well to trimming, and is a useful alternative to beech. Native to UK.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare root at a height of 60-90cm (2ft-3ft)
  • Height on Arrival: 60-90cm (2ft-3ft)
  • Final Growth Height: 3-4m
  • Rate of Growth: Medium
  • Flower Colour: Yellow green
  • Foliage Colour: green, turning to russet in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: higher than 12m (40ft)
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost resistant, shade tolerant, pollution tollerant
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered, exposed
  • Wildlife: Attracts bees and other insects.

Requirements
  • Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: any well-drained soil
  • Moisture: dry to moist

Planting
  • Planting Distance: 40-50cm (1'4"-1'8")

Hornbeam hedging will grow in almost all well-drained soil and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade.

Hornbeam can be planted from November to March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and weed-free.


Caring and Maintenance

Should be pruned in winter, just after planting, and for two years after that. On planting, cut back leading shoots and side shoots by one-third, cutting to a well placed bud. Repeat this in the second winter to prevent straggly growth and thicken up the hedge base. Then trim every June after that.

Maintain at 90-180cm (3-6ft) or as taller hedges or screens.

 

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