Hornbeam – Carpinus Betulus


Hornbeam is the perfect native hedge plant variety, its classic fine broad leaves and resilient growing style makes the variety easy to shape into a neat hedge.

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Hornbeam Hedging, also known as Carpinus Betulus, is always in high demand due to its classic hedging qualities, ability to grow in many soil types and withstand all kinds of weather. It has bright green leaves and the new foliage has a yellow tint to it, creating a stunning colour for your garden.

In winter, the Hornbeam will hold its leaves quite well with an autumnal brown colour. Our customers are always impressed with the hedging’s ability to survive the British winter, as it’s able to grow during high winds and in damp grounds. In spring, green catkins will begin to grow and be replaced with fruits in autumn.

The Hornbeam (if preferred) will grow tall, over 8m in height, yet it’s easily maintained being trimmed once or twice a year. In one year, the Hornbeam will grow from 20cm – 40cm, depending on factors like watering and nutrients, placing it into the “Medium growing hedge” category.

We offer the Hornbeam from 15cm to 210 cm tall, meaning you can choose to affordably grow the hedging or receive it fully grown and have instant privacy and protection. Due to the hedging’s height and density, it can help be a barrier for noise and wind, to protect your garden.

The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy. For Example:

Small – 15-90cm: It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter

Medium – 90-150cm: It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter

Large – 150-300cm: It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter


Use any of the codes below at checkout to save on your plants.

Use Code: LARGE5 to get 5% off when you spend £500.

Use Code: LARGE7.5 to get 7.5% off when you spend £1000.

Use Code: LARGE10 to get 10% off when you spend £2000.

Use Code: LARGE15 to get 15% off when you spend £5000.


Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

Not home? No problem!

If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.

Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

For more delivery information refer to our terms and conditions here.