Hornbeam ‘Carpinus betulus’ – Bare Root

A strong species, the hornbeam is beautiful, full of resource and provides year-round leaf coverage making it a safe home for wildlife in winter. Living for up to 300 years and growing to 30m in height, if you have the space then this is a wonderful tree to have. Purchase this as part of a pack of 10, 50 or 100 bare root trees. All specimens will be 3 year old plants, around 60-80cm tall. 60cm spiral guards and 90cm bamboo canes are recommended for each plants to protect from rabbit damage. Can be planted as individual trees or used to create wildlife friendly hedging. We recommend 5 per square metre if you are looking to create hedging.

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If using as a hedge: All species in a wildlife hedge can be cut back or “Coppiced” without harm. In the 1st year after establishment the hedge can be cut back to stimulate growth of the hedge from the base thereafter cut every 2-3 years. If the weather is unsuitable for planting or receiving the hedging, dig a hole and bury the roots of the bunched plants, they can be held like that till planting. After planting it is advantageous to mulch the hedge with lawn mowing or leaf mould to suppress weeds and also be done with plastic or carpet cuts and covered with soil.

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