• Hornbeam

    Carpinus betulus
    In stock
    SKU
    CARP

    From £2.50

    Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is one of our few evergreen native hedging plants with an appearance very similar to Beech (Fagus sylvatica) but its leaves have deeper veins.

    Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is often mistaken to be Beech due to its very similar appearance, however Hornbeam is what we call semi-evegreen meaning its leave do turn colour in the winter but they tend to stay on rather than drop off like deciduous species. Hornbeams foliage is mid-green with deep veins and turns copper in autumn. The leaves hang on to bare branches throughout the winter providing some year-round cover. Carpinus betulus makes the perfect hedge for keeping noise and wind minimal. It also acts as a fantastic privacy screen.

    You can plant Hornbeam alone as this makes for a good feature hedge or you can plant with other native hedging plants and create your own mixed native hedge. 

    More Information
    Berry Colour Green
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen Yes
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour None
    Grows Up To 8m
    Has Berries Yes
    Is Edible No
    Is Native Yes
    Intruder Proof No
    Privacy Hedge Yes
    It is easy to keep Hornbeam to a neat formal shape, or it is often a component in an informal mixed native hedge because it's coppery leaves are kept on the plant and they provide some Winter wildlife cover. Clip once a year in late summer (this is important to help the plant retain its Winter colour).

    1. Select Root Type

    Bare Root 

    Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

    Root Ball 

    Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

    Pot Grown 

    Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

    Instant Hedging 

    Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

    2. Select Size & Quantity:

    Filter:
    • Hornbeam 30/50cm Cell Grown
      Hornbeam 30/50cm Cell Grown
      30/50cm
      Cell Grown Pot Grown
      Price £2.50
      Planting Density:
      5 to 7 per metre
    • Hornbeam 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      40/60cm
      2L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £5.99
      Planting Density:
      3 to 5 per metre
    • Hornbeam 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      60/90cm
      2L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £7.00
      Planting Density:
      3 to 5 per metre
    • Hornbeam 90/120cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 90/120cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      90/120cm
      5L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £16.00
      Planting Density:
      4 per metre
    • Hornbeam 150/175cm 10L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 150/175cm 10L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      150/175cm
      10L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £29.99
      Planting Density:
      3 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £240.

    • Hornbeam 175/200cm 10L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 175/200cm 10L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
      175/200cm
      10L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £37.00
      Planting Density:
      3 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £240.

    • Hornbeam Instant Trough 80-100cm 20L
      Hornbeam Instant Trough 80-100cm 20L
      80/100cm
      1m Trough Instant Hedging
      Price £85.00
      Planting Density:
      1 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £240.

    • Hornbeam 40L 100/120cm 1 Metre Trough
      Hornbeam 40L 100/120cm 1 Metre Trough
      100/120cm
      1m Trough Instant Hedging
      Price £139.99
      Planting Density:
      1 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £240.

    • Hornbeam 150/175cm Root Ball Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 150/175cm Root Ball Hedging Plants
      150/175cm
      7 year old Root Ball
      Price £26.99
      Planting Density:
      3 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £240.

      Pre-order for Nov
    • Hornbeam 175/200cm Root Ball Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 175/200cm Root Ball Hedging Plants
      175/200cm
      8 year old Root Ball
      Price £32.99
      Planting Density:
      3 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £240.

      Pre-order for Nov
    • Hornbeam 200/225cm Root Ball Hedging Plants
      Hornbeam 200/225cm Root Ball Hedging Plants
      200/225cm
      9 year old Root Ball
      Price £37.00
      Planting Density:
      2 per metre
      Pallet Delivery - min. Order

      This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £240.

      Pre-order for Nov
    • There are products matching your selection
    More Information
    Berry Colour Green
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen Yes
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour None
    Grows Up To 8m
    Has Berries Yes
    Is Edible No
    Is Native Yes
    Intruder Proof No
    Privacy Hedge Yes

    Delivery Information

    • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
    • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £12 box delivery
    • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £240 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £240.
    • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 

    For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £240 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £240 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

    For delivery information for other products please see here.

    Customer Questions
    No Questions
    Sales & Advice  01257 494 073 Customer Service 01257 494 073