Common Hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus) Click The Link For Cheaper Bare Root Common Hornbeam
Carpinus Betulus is a particularly fast-growing tree, especially when young. This tree has a very attractive triangular type shape, however, this tree is perhaps more commonly used in hedging. The leaves of hornbeam are colourful and shiny green. It is in autumn that a real attraction awaits, as they change to a beautiful rich yellowy-orange colour. Frequently, these leaves are retained throughout winter before shedding in spring.
A medium height tree, so therefore expect a height of up to 6 metres (20 foot) after 10 years.
Our Common Hornbeam trees are supplied at a height of 1.5 and 2.0 metres in a 5-12 litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.