Hornbeam Trees (Carpinus Betulus)

Hornbeam Trees (Carpinus Betulus)

Various sizes and forms of Hornbeam trees for sale, including Upright Hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus fastigiata) and Japanese Hornbeam (Carpinus japonica).

Here at King and Co, we promote hornbeam trees as an alternative to beech when faced with heavy clay soils in areas of the UK, including Essex. Although the public mostly favour Beech, it is really more suitable for lighter, sandy soils. Like beech, hornbeam trees will hang on to a smattering of dried leaves, so valuable when the planting scheme is trying to achieve an element of all the year round screening.

The native hornbeam, Carpinus Betulus can reach a height of around 30 metres when mature. However, the more upright version, Carpinus Betulus Fastigiata, is much more compact and will rarely exceed 8 metres in height, hence Fastigiata lends itself to urban positions where space is at a premium. However, if kept clipped to shape Carpinus Betulus will form an exceptionally admirable hedge.

Hornbeam trees, like Oak, responds particularly well to coppicing and pollarding. As a result of these practices, Hornbeam has enjoyed a foremost part in the make up of native woodland species. In addition, the timber from this tree is exceptionally hard and durable and has traditionally been used for loom bars, and is a valuable source of firewood.


Carpinus betulus Fastigiata – Upright Hornbeam tree 10/12cm girth

Carpinus betulus fastigiata is a very tough tree with a compact and upright crow ...

£162.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus Fastigiata – Upright Hornbeam tree 12/14cm girth

Carpinus betulus fastigiata is an upright and compact form of Hornbeam and at th ...

£166.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus Fastigiata – Upright Hornbeam tree 6/8cm girth

Carpinus betulus fastigiata is a compact medium to large size tree which is wide ...

£108.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus Fastigiata – Upright Hornbeam tree 8/10cm girth

Carpinus betulus fastigiata has an upright and compact form lending itself to pl ...

£122.80 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam tree 10/12cm girth

Carpinus betulus is a fast growing tree which copes well  with trimming. It ...

£118.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam tree 12/14cm girth

Carpinus betulus is a very tough tree and is often clipped and used to create st ...

£132.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam tree 8/10cm girth

Carpinus betulus is widely planted in this country. Its full form is often used ...

£95.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam 80-100cm

These Carpinus betulus have been grown in small pots and can be used as fillers ...

£4.95 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam Feathered Tree 10-12cm girth

Carpinus betulus is a versitile tree and in its feathered form is often used to ...

£118.80 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam Feathered Tree 12/14cm girth

Carpinus betulus is widely planted in this feathered form to create instant stru ...

£132.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam Feathered Tree 8-10cm girth

Carpinus betulus is widely planted in this country, its full, feathered form is ...

£103.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam Instant Hedging Plants

These Carpinus betulus have been grown in troughs and clipped to create an insta ...

£98.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Pleached Hornbeam Tree 12/14cm girth

Please note we only have Rootballed trees available at the moment.Carpinus betul ...

£250.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Pleached Hornbeam Tree 14/16cm girth

Carpinus betulus is a very tough tree coping very well when clipped, as with thi ...

£282.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus betulus – Pleached Hornbeam Tree 16/18cm girth

This selection of Carpinus betulus has a clear stem and is trained onto a frame ...

£450.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus japonica – Japanese Hornbeam tree 10/12cm girth

Carpinus japonica, originally from Japan, is a most beautiful small tree with a ...

£125.20 Includes VAT

Carpinus japonica – Japanese Hornbeam tree 12/14cm girth

Carpinus japonica, originally from Japan, is a most beautiful small tree with a ...

£138.00 Includes VAT

Carpinus japonica – Japanese Hornbeam tree 8-10cm girth

Carpinus japonica, originally from Japan, is a most beautiful small tree with a ...

£112.00 Includes VAT

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