The oval leaves with serrated edges provide a hint of toughness of the hornbeam. And whilst the leaves turn to a classic copper and golden colour in Autumn, most will remain in place for year-round leaf cover. Amenable to clipping, the Hornbeam can be used as hedging or is often used to dramatic effect in a pleached avenue. The deciduous hornbeam will grow up to 8m.
Suitable for: Shaping and hedging, pleaching, group planting or screening.
Features: Lush spring foliage, very amenable to pruning or shaping.
Botanical Name: CARPINUS betulus