Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam tree 12/14cm girth

Carpinus betulus is a very tough tree and is often clipped and used to create structure and screening. The native Hornbeam is one of the most important trees in the British Isles and a specimen tree will be large when mature supporting much wildlife.  It thrives on clay soils, amongst others, and can be grown as a specimen tree or to form a spectacular hedge.  Hornbeam responds very well to cutting, forming a dense hedge or screen with bright green ovate leaves that turn orange-brown in the autumn and hang on the tree long into the winter.

Please select the size and quantity of your Hornbeam tree below.

If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • 12/14cm girth
  • £132.00

Availability: In Stock


 Carpinus betulus –  Hornbeam tree

Plant Information

  • Size: 12/14cm girth standard.
    Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft in height.
  • Botanical name/s: Carpinus betulus
  • Common name/s: Hornbeam
  • Flower / Foliage: Bright green ovate leaves that turn gold and orange in autumn and hang on the tree long into the winter.
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: N/A
  • Mature height: 25metres
  • Mature spread: 8 metres
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Recommended usage:  Carpinus betulus is frequently used to form screening and hedges but is a great choice for woodland or open areas.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Once planted Hornbeam will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Hornbeam tree (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun to partial shade. 
  • Soil: Grows in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Thrives in clay soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK. Tolerant of very exposed positions.
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance

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