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CARPINUS betulus

Commonly known as Common hornbeam

  • Deciduous
    unequally-toothed mid-green leaves 7-12cm (3-5in) turning yellow to orange in autumn.
  • Height
    25m (80ft)
  • Spread
    20m (70ft)
  • Tree
    Smooth, fluted grey bark. Catkins in spring; male, yellow to 3cm (1in) long, female, greenish, to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CARPINUS betulus

 
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Pot grown individually £9.50 each , 10+ £9.00 each 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Our native hornbeam. Wildlife plant - moth larvae, birds. Makes excellent hedge, retaining leaves when trimmed.
    Pests & Diseases
    caterpillars, aphids, coral spot.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Turkey, Ukraine
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Tolerant of full exposure to sea winds
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
    To rounded broadly spreading
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25m (80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (70ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CARPINUS betulus

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CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'

CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'

Common hornbeam

upright columnar growing form

 
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£25.00 each 
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CARPINUS betulus 'Rockhampton Red'

CARPINUS betulus 'Rockhampton Red'

Common hornbeam

excellent autumn colour in fiery orange and red

 
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£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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