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common Hornbeam
common Hornbeam
common Hornbeam
common Hornbeam
common Hornbeam
common Hornbeam

common Hornbeam

The Common Hornbeam is a fantastic evergreen tree that will provide your garden with year-round interest. With beautiful green foliage in the spring, it eventually gives way to beautiful coppery leaves… Read more
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The Common Hornbeam is a fantastic evergreen tree that will provide your garden with year-round interest. With beautiful green foliage in the spring, it eventually gives way to beautiful coppery leaves in winter. The hornbeam can be trained to grow in a bush form and can be used as a border to your garden. Delivered in a 9cm pot, approx. 30cm tall. Growing to a height and spread of 12m x 8m.
PLANT FEATURES
  • Height:1200 cm
  • Spread:800 cm
  • RHS Garden Merit
  • Plant In Sunshine
  • Winter Hardy
  • Easy To Grow
CARE INFORMATION

Top Tips

Add mycorrhizal fungi with the roots on planting to help the plants get established more efficiently.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus:

  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.


Aftercare Advice for your Hornbeam:

  • If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first season.
  • Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.


Pruning Advice for Carpinus betulus:

  • Hornbeam trees do not require regular pruning, just a quick once over to remove any dead, diseased or damaged branches in the winter.
  • If growing as a hedge, leave to establish for two seasons then remove the top of the plant when the desired height is reached and clip once a year in the summer.
DELIVERY INFORMATION

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Tray Of 120 Plugs
Small Plugs

Size:
Height 4-6cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Tray Of 60 Plugs
Medium Plugs

Size:
Height 5-7cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 8-12cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Jumbo Plugs
Plugs

Size:
Height 10-20cm

Ease:
Easy

Grow On?:
Yes

Garden Ready
Garden Ready

Size:
Height 14-20cm

Ease:
Easiest

Grow On?:
Not Necessary

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