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Hornbeam Hedging Plants

25x Bare Root Hornbeam Plants (2-3ft)

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Bare Root Hornbeam (2 - 3ft) - Description

  • Bare Root Hornbeam Hedging Plants
  • Large Plants
  • Carpinus betulus
  • Spacing 30cm Apart
  • Quantity: 25 Plants
  • Sold in Bundles of 25
  • Size: 2 - 3 ft
  • Age: 1 Year Old Transplant
  • Plants Sold as Bare Root - Not in Containers

Delivery - Important Note - Please Read

  • We can only deliver orders of this product by Fastway couriers
  • Please do not choose DPD as your courier for orders containing this item

Bare Root Hornbeam - Characteristics

  • Frost resistant
  • Semi evergreen
  • Shade tolerant
  • Grown as hedge
    • Similar to beech hedging
    • Formal, neat hedge
  • Grown as tree
    • Fast growing, tall, upright tree with straight main stem
    • Tree becomes more rounded when it matures
  • Unable to retain foliage in Winter when it matures

Bare Root Hornbeam - Uses

  • Grow plants together for a formal hedgerow
  • Fast growing hedge for privacy
  • Tolerates wet soil better than beech
  • Can be grown on it's own to form a single specimen tree
  • Sometimes trees are planted along driveways / avenues
  • Trees grown for their uniform & upright main trunk

Bare Root Hornbeam - Planting Instructions

Sowing Time

  • Plant Bare root plants in the dormant season - October to March
  • Avoid frosty conditions

Trench Preparation

  • Dig trench approx. 2ft wide & 1.5ft deep
  • Add approx 4" of farm yard manure to base of trench
  • Cover the manure with fine layer of soil
  • This prevents the manure 'burning' the plant's roots

Positioning Plants

  • Space plants 30cm apart
  • Stagger / alternate plants to create a double row
  • This creates a wider & thicker hedge
  • Back fill the top soil
  • Be sure that the base of each plant is just below soil surface
  • Compact soil in well with your foot
  • Level off the soil around the plants

Handling the Plants

  • Watering is essential - Both before & after planting
  • When plants arrive, plant them straight away
  • If you are unable to plant straight away - then 'heel them in' temporarily
  • Keep plant's roots in their bag & avoid exposure to sunlight
  • Take care not to damage roots, bark & buds

After Care

  • Watering must be done regularly until plants establish
  • Water after planting
  • If dry weather persists water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential
  • A new hedge will need to be weeded at least 3 time over the growing season
  • Weed in March, June & September
  • We recommend using weed membrane & mulch to control weeds


  • Trim back once every year in late Summer
  • If pruned in late Summer, plant will retain foliage over Winter

Hornbeam - Quick Facts

  • Hornbeam is used in place of beech hedging in very wet soils
  • Hornbeam produces catkins from May to June
  • The foliage of hornbeams is oval in shape & serrated
    • Meaning it looks similar to the common beech
  • But in fact the hornbeam is related to the birch
  • Hornbeams are also great for 'pleaching'
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Great service. Plants are excellent and are good height. First time using Garden Shop but will do so again.
Many thanks to John at the garden shop for literally ensuring I received my order from door to door. The quality of the trees and hedging is always amazing and at a price I return to year after year and will do so into the future. Unlike other online gardening shops, John was on email with advice and answers to all my small questions. thank you. Helen
Very quick delivery, excellent quality and the plants were quite big
good sized plant, looks healthy

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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