Offering year round cover, this though broadleaf tree is a great choice for a woodland setting.
Its oval pointed leaves turning yellow in autumn and it produces catkins in spring, of which the females develop into papery, green winged fruits, known as samaras.
Although not evergreen, Hornbeam will retain old leaves in winter, which provide additional interest and screening.
Grows in fertile, well-drained soil in either full sun or partial shade.
Value To Wildlife:
Providing year round shelter, nesting and a valuable food source for many birds, moth caterpillars, bees and other insects and wildlife.
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.
Time to maximum height
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