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Carpinus betulus ‘Pendula’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A beautiful, weeping native hornbeam with veined, lush green leaves which turns mustard-yellow in a good, crisp autumn.

Supplied Size: 15 - 20L containers (225 - 250 cm tall).
One attractively shaped ex-show plant available for collection only from our nursery.

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Carpinus betulus  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Carpinus betulus  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Carpinus betulus  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
15 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Fertile, well drained soil. Carpinus betulus 'Pendula' is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Carpinus betulus 'Pendula' grows to be a small, weeping tree.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 6 - 8 m

Notes: In our opinion it is best to train the main leader up a cane to the desired height. After the Carpinus betulus 'Pendula' reaches this height, remove the support and allow it to weep down. This way you set the height you desire. If necessary, remove any vertical leaders once this has reached a height you are happy with to keep it at a smaller size.

We have a specimen of Carpinus betulus 'Pendula', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery. It is 10 years old, has reached a height of 3m, a spread of 2m and is shown in the photos.

Plant Finder: about Carpinus betulus ‘Pendula’

Common names

Weeping Hornbeam


Carpinus betulus ‘Pendula’ (Weeping Hornbeam). This graceful, weeping form of the native Hornbeam is slow growing and produces bright green leaves which turn coppery yellow in autumn.


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

Interest and use

Grown for its habit.

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Carpinus betulus  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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