About Hornbeam Hedging Plants
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is an elegant, deciduous hedge that maintains its charm throughout the seasons. In spring, fresh, bright green leaves emerge, turning to vibrant shades of copper and gold in autumn, providing a stunning visual display.
Hornbeam hedging offer exceptional privacy and security, making them an ideal choice for creating a secluded garden or property boundary. Their versatility allows you to achieve a formal, structured appearance or a more informal, naturalistic feel.
Hornbeam is a hardy and low-maintenance hedge, requiring minimal pruning and being resistant to common pests and diseases. It's the perfect choice for those seeking an easy-to-care-for solution.
Hornbeam hedge plants provide valuable shelter and food for local wildlife, such as birds and insects, enhancing the ecological diversity of your garden.
What size Hornbeam Hedging Plants do you do?
How to plant a Hornbeam Hedging plants?
Trim the roots slightly before planting, as this will encourage healthier growth.
Dig a trenched hole in the ground in the shape of a ‘V’, deep enough for the bare root to sit comfortably so the ‘tide mark’ of the root is level with the ground. This marks the level where the bare root was previously planted before lifting for delivery. We recommend adding Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi at this stage to help the plant establish well.
Ensure the roots are completely covered in soil, then firm the soil around, as water will gather in any remaining air pockets and potentially damage the roots when it freezes.
How far apart do I plant Hornbeam Hedging plants when making a hedge?
For an impressive display when planting multiple hedges, place five per metre. For a thicker hedge, plant seven per metre.
Fancy checking out our other varieties of hedging plants?
If you need advice on what hedging variety is best for you, then have a read of Our Ultimate Guide to Hedging Plants on our blog here.
Still can't decide?
Then why not opt for one of our native hedging plant collections.