LUSH English Hornbeam – CARPINUS betulus

European Hornbeam - CARPINUS betulus Hedging - Arrowtown, Nov

Lush new growth is a standout especially this time of year with the Carpinus betulus – English or European Hornbeam. Creates a neat smaller hedge as shown above in photo taken in Arrowtown. Also a fantastic pleaching tree. Hardy and quick growing – add your instant hedge or border today with these lovely larger grades available now:

CARPINUS betulus 35/45lt - Feb
CARPINUS betulus Std 45lt - Nov

CARPINUS betulus – English Hornbeam Hedging Grade (on left photo) 35/45lt container at approx. 2-2.3m+

CARPINUS betulus Std – Pleaching English Hornbeam (right photo) 45lt container at approx. 1-1.2m std 2.5m


Upright English Hornbeam – CARPINUS betulus ‘Fastigiata’

CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata' 35lt - Nov
CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata' (foliage) - Nov

This lovely upright growing form is also for narrower hedging or formal avenues

CARPINUS betulus ‘Fastigiata’Upright English Hornbeam, 35lt container at approx. 2.5m+


Interesting Carpinus betulus – Hornbeam Facts

Hornbeam is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the south of the UK”

“The name hornbeam comes from the hardness of its timber – ‘horn’ means ‘hard’ and ‘beam’ was the name for a tree in older English. The wood is often used for making chess pieces