What is a Hornbeam Hedge?

Hornbeam hedges, also known as a Carpinus Betulus hedge, are a popular choice for homeowners and gardeners alike. They are fast-growing, hardy, and adaptable to a variety of soil types and conditions. Hornbeam hedges are also known for their attractive shape and dense foliage, which makes them an effective privacy screen or windbreak.

Why Choose a Hornbeam Hedge?

There are many reasons to choose a hornbeam hedge:

  1. Fast-growing: Hornbeam hedges can grow up to 2 feet per year, so you can achieve a dense hedge in a relatively short time.
  2. Hardy: Hornbeam hedges are tolerant of a wide range of weather conditions, including cold winters and hot summers.
  3. Adaptable: Hornbeam hedges can grow in a variety of soil types, from clay to sand. They can also be planted in sun or shade.
  4. Attractive: Hornbeam hedges have dense, glossy foliage that turns a golden yellow in autumn.
  5. Effective: Hornbeam hedges make excellent privacy screens and windbreaks.

 

Why Choose The Tree & Hedge Company?

The Tree & Hedge Company is a leading provider of hornbeam hedge supply, delivery, and installation services. We have a team of experienced and qualified horticulturists who can help you choose the right hedge for your needs and ensure that it is properly planted and maintained.

We offer a variety of services, including:

  • Free consultation: We will meet with you to discuss your needs and develop a customised plan for your hedge installation project.
  • Supply: We offer a wide selection of hedge plants in a variety of sizes and shapes.
  • Delivery: We can deliver your hornbeam hedge to your property at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Installation: Our team of horticulturists will professionally plant and install your hornbeam hedge to ensure that it thrives for many years to come.

If you are considering installing a hornbeam hedge, contact The Tree & Hedge Company today for a free consultation. We will help you choose the right hedge for your needs and ensure that it is properly planted and maintained.

In the meantime, take a look at our projects or frequently asked questions.

FAQ's

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Soils

Tolerant of most soil types. Moderately dry to moist and will cope with short periods of flooding.

Location

Cool to warm locations, tolerates heat if the soil is moist.

Annual Growth Rate

Fast 40-50cm growth rate per annum

pH TOLERANCE

Hornbeam will tolerate slightly acid through to slightly alkaline soil pH

Root Structure

Very adaptable to different soil conditions. Hornbeam has a deep cordate root system with a high proportion of fibrous roots in the topsoil layer.

Potential

Due to its ability to regrow from pruning/trimming, hornbeam hedges can be shaped easily and even made into topiary shapes.

Annual Trimming

Always make a final trim of hornbeam instant hedge in September which will help leaf retention during the winter, just like copper beech.

Characteristics

Hornbeam hedges are horse friendly and can therefore be used in paddocks for the containment of livestock.

Availability

Season

Spring - Summer

Instant Hedge

Sizing

1.2m

1.5m

1.8m

2.0m

1.2m

1.5m

1.8m

2.0m

Hedge Elements

Sizing

1.2m

1.5m

1.8m

2.0m

2.5m

3.0m – 6.0m+

1.2m

1.5m

1.8m

2.0m

2.5m

3.0m – 6.0m+

Hedge Plants

Sizing

0.8m

1.2m

1.5m

1.8m

2.0m

2.5m

3.0m – 6.0m+

0.8m

1.2m

1.5m

1.8m

2.0m

2.5m

3.0m – 6.0m+

Prices are to give a general indication of cost for premium mature trees and Hedges. Additional costs for delivery, installation & maintenance should be considered. For a bespoke project cost please contact our dedicated sales team for expert advice & a fixed quotation.

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