A healthy and deciduous hedge, perfect for introducing structure and months of interest to the garden.
New green leaves erupt with deeply crinkled veins and ribbed edges from spring, before turning golden yellow in autumn. Green catkins emerge at the tail end of spring to add extra depth to the plant, before becoming autumnal winged fruits, perfect for feeding small garden mammals and birds.
Hornbeam hedges bring a rich and healthy shape to the garden for a longer period than many other hedgerows, so autumn leaves can be seen even when winter rolls around.
Very hardy and resilient, Hornbeam can be grown in most soil types, while shaded and windy garden spots can also be tolerated. Hornbeam hedges grow at a rate of 20-40cm per year.
Don’t forget to use one of our handy bamboo cane and spiral guard sets when planting a bare root hedge. The cane will keep the bare root upright as it grows, while the spiral guard will protect the base of the plant from wildlife to achieve as thick a hedge as possible.
Supplied as one bare root hedge, 90-120cm tall, ready for planting.