Hornbeam Hedging 14ft (400cm) Rootballed
These are extremely large heavy duty hornbeam hedging trees for instant impact. Each of these Carpinus betulus hedging trees is 14ft (400cm) in height from the top of the root ball. These are mature plants that have been regularly trimmed over the last few years to create dense hedging plants that form an instant screen when planted in your garden. Over the next growing season, they will fill out even more. We would recommend spacing them at 80-100cm apart when planting. Please note that these are heavy to lift and will need 2-3 strong people to move them.
Due to their size, delivery is quoted on an individual basis as they are too tall to fit on pallets. Please telephone us on 01252 714552 to discuss delivery options or we will telephone you after you place your order to discuss transport arrangements.
These trees are dug to order from our fields and come properly root balled meaning that their roots are well contained in plenty of soil with hessian wrapped around them. The entire rootball is wrapped in wire netting for strength during transit and should be planted leaving this in place. Being root balled rather than container grown, these plants represent good value for money but should only be planted in the colder months of the year and watered properly in their first year after planting.
Hornbeam screening is a very traditional form of hedging and is native to the UK. The first green leaves of the year are synonymous with the arrival of spring and the leaves will remain green until the autumn when they will turn a golden-copper brown colour. Hornbeam hedges, unlike many of their deciduous competitors, will retain their dead leaves on the hedge for most of the winter and they will only be pushed off by new growth the following spring. This helps a hornbeam hedge to give an added level of visual privacy all year round.
Hornbeam trees are well suited to heavier soils but if you are planting during the drier months of the year, it is important to water them properly during their first year after planting. This is best done using leaky hose which is cheap, easy to install and highly effective. See our Accessories page for more details.
More information on hornbeam screening can be found on the hornbeam hedging category page.
Should you require delivery, a delivery charge will be calculated based on your postcode and added at the checkout stage. Collection from our nursery at GU10 2BH is free of charge.