Horn Beam (Carpinus Betulus)
Hornbeam hedging is very similar in appearance to the green beech hedge. It is often used as a replacement for green beech hedging as it can tolerate very damp conditions. The bright green leaves darken during the summer, dead leaves remain through to January if kept well trimmed.
Planting Hornbeam hedging
This hedge can be planted in very damp soil conditions, it is a very hardy hedge. It should be planted 3 to the yard for a single row and 4 to the yard for a double row
How tall & fast will Hornbeam hedging grow?
Hornbeam hedging can grow up to 8m if left untrimmed. It grows 12 – 24 inches per year.
Maintenance of Hornbeam hedging?
To create a dense hedge you should prune hornbeam twice a year first time at the beginning of June and then in September,
All our hedging is bare root and lifted to order, they are bagged to keep fresh and ready for replanting.