Topiary Boxhead Hornbeam Trees
Carpinus Hornbeam topiary cubed tree
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Plant shape: Topiary Box head Trunk height: 1.9 mTrunk girth: 20-25 cmPot size: 180 Litres Diameter: 80 cmPlant ID: 2564 65 Click to view photo of this size
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Boxhead Hornbeam Trees on Clear Stem
These cubed Boxhead Hornbeam Trees are an impressively architectural additional to any garden or landscape. This form of topiary hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus in Latin) is known by many names. You will hear it described as hornbeam hedges on stilts or stilted hedging. They are also known as cubed hornbeam trees or simply cube headed trees.
Our topiary boxhead hornbeams are different from the general pleached hornbeam trees we sell because they have a cubed (or squared) crown. Pleached hornbeams or pleached trees in general have more of a flat or 2 dimensional crown. Pleaching is a form of growing trees in a line with the foliage forming a flat canopy. What makes these box head hornbeams different to our pleached hornbeams is they are more 3 dimensional. Purposefully shaped and trained over many years on long clear stems of 1.9 metres tall from the top of the pot to the bottom of the crown. The crown of foliage above this is grown in a geometric cubed frame of 75 cm x 75 cm x 75 cm (height, width and depth). The pot size is 110 litres, giving a good indication of the maturity of these cubed hornbeam trees.
Because of the long clear stem, once in the ground, these boxhead hornbeam trees take up very little space laterally. Cubed hornbeam trees can be used as a form of stilted hedging (above a wall or fence or indeed a hedge). They are also used to decoratively emphasize direction, marking out pathways or walkways or to airily enclose a garden room.
Hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus) is native to Britain and is a deciduous hardwood tree that enjoys a long life. Hornbeam has attractive large leaves that are lime green in colour. In autumn, the hornbeam foliage turns a lively golden yellow before becoming brown. Although deciduous, Hornbeam is often used for hedging and / or screening as, similar to the beach tree, it retains its dead leaves on the branches until the new foliage emerges again each spring. It grows in most soil types from sandy to clay. In terms of aspect, it will grow in sun or shade. Hornbeam can be considered a hardy tree especially once established.
You may also be interested in our pleached trees and / or our full range of clear stem trees.
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