Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)
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Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

  • Hornbeam is very similar to Beech as it retains many of its leaves through winter. 
  • Hornbeam has colour changing leaves, beginning green in spring, then changing with the seeason to copper in the winter.
  • An ideal hedging plant, use to divide areas of your garden, line pathways and borders or screen off areas for privacy.
  • Hedges are also great for the environment and wildlife, providing shelter and food supplies for many animals.
  • Supplied as 30cm in a 9cm pot, dormant between October and April. 

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Hornbeam is very similar to Beech, it retains many of its leaves through winter although it does lose a few more leaves than Beech. Hornbeam has green leaves in spring which give way to coppery leaves in winter, retaining its leaves all year round. As well as creating a border to your garden, hedges are also great for the environment and wildlife, providing shelter and food supplies for many animals.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Add mycorrhizal fungi with the roots on planting to help the plants get established more efficiently.

Care Information

Planting Advice for Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus:

  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.
  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.


Aftercare Advice for your Hornbeam:

  • If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first season.
  • Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.


Pruning Advice for Carpinus betulus:

  • Hornbeam trees do not require regular pruning, just a quick once over to remove any dead, diseased or damaged branches in the winter.
  • If growing as a hedge, leave to establish for two seasons then remove the top of the plant when the desired height is reached and clip once a year in the summer.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
1200 cm
800 cm
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