Carpinus Betulus


Hornbeam is a deciduous hedging plant with the same characteristics as beech. Carpinus Betulus has an attractive serrated leaf which is mid green in colour all through spring and summer until October. Just like beech it holds onto its leaves through the winter until the new leaves push the old leaves off.

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Leaves are oval, toothed and have pointed tips.

Planting conditions

Hornbeam will tolerate wetter soil conditions than beech although good preparation to try to improve drainage at planting time is always a good thing.

Mechanical trimming is employed on the nursery.


Hedges can be maintained at heights of 1.2 mtrs - 5 mtrs. Trimming the hedge in late summer will encourage the plant to retain its leaves through the winter.

Hampshire hedge standards

  • grown in a premium compost mix with added slow release fertiliser

  • watered automatically on a timer to optimise growth

  • laid out in the nursery on a north/south orientation to ensure that each side receives an equal amount of sunlight.


Hornbeam 1.5 mts high (double row) at £105.00 per lin mtr

Hornbeam 1.8 mtrs high (double row) at £125 per lin mtr

New Hornbeam 1.5 mtr high (single row) at £65.00 per lin mtr SOLD OUT

Delivery & planting costs not included

All prices are subject to VAT


Should you wish to discuss your options with our experienced staff, visit the nursery or make an order, please contact us.