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Carpinus betulus

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A sturdy deciduous tree, Carpinus betulus is very hardy with deeply veined green leaves which turn an attractive yellow in autumn before falling. Although they an attractive specimen tree, it is more often used to create thick, dense hedges. A good plant for providing a habitat for wildlife.

Supplied bare root - not in containers.
Size: bundles of 50 bare root plants, (approx 40-60 cm tall).
Available late November to February.

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Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre × 50

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Plant Finder: about Carpinus betulus

Common names

Hornbeam, European hornbeam, Common hornbeam


Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam). This is an attractive elm-like deciduous tree, which is native to Europe and Asia. The leaves are alternate and ovate rounded and dark green. In the autumn it will bear striking, yellow-orange long-lasting foliage, the fruit that appear are nut like. They will tolerate urban conditions.


They are fully hardy and will need sun or semi-shade in fertile well drained soil.

Interest and use

Specimen, banks, hedging, lawn

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Carpinus betulus | Chatham, Kent, ME5 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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