Taller options available for some trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
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 2.40 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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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.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A GardenAir and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.