Carpinus Betulus is commonly known as Hornbeam is native to Britain similar to green Beech, and can be used for hedging. These trees have been trained on a tall frame to be used as a "hedge" above the fence or wall line and they are known as Pleached Hornbeams.
Hornbeam is a dense hardy hedging plant which produces attractive catkins in the spring. Although these are deciduous trees, the leaves will usually keep their form over the harshest winter months turning a lovely copper colour. Then producing dark/mid-green dense bushy foliage in the Summer months. With a slow to medium growth rate, these trees are easy to maintain, with just an occasional trim to keep their shape. Hornbeams prefer full sun or partial shade and are hardy.
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