£22.50 – £72.50
Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Gift Wrap (£2.75)
Native to the south-east of England, hornbeam is not widely distributed though it can be grown throughout Britain. Sharply toothed dark green leaves turn yellow and orange in autumn. Vivid green catkins appear in spring through summer. In late September clusters of winged nuts appear.
An exceptionally hard wood, hornbeam had few traditional uses other than when its durability proved necessary – such as for cartwheels or the cog mechanisms of windmills and watermills. Many of the ancient hornbeams that remain have been pollarded.
The tree is watered before carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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