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Carpinus betulus Bare Roots
£69.99
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Carpinus betulus Bare Roots - 60/90cm

The Hornbeam hedging plant is a very popular native species with very similar characteristics to Beech - in that it retains many of its leaves in winter (not quite as good as Beech) but they go coppery coloured (a bit less coppery than Beech - more of a brown/grey) - but this species has more deeply veined and pointed leaves and is very well suited to wetter soils. It's a popular species to add in to native mixed hedging to give it some semi-evergreen quality and also very good as a single species hedge in a garden setting. Grows 20-40cm per year. Supplied as 60-90cm bare roots.

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  • Wildlife Friendly

 

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The Hornbeam hedging plant is a very popular native species with very similar characteristics to Beech - in that it retains many of its leaves in winter (not quite as good as Beech) but they go coppery coloured (a bit less coppery than Beech - more of a brown/grey) - but this species has more deeply veined and pointed leaves and is very well suited to wetter soils. It's a popular species to add in to native mixed hedging to give it some semi-evergreen quality and also very good as a single species hedge in a garden setting. Grows to 20-40cm per year.

  • Seasonal interest
  • Wildlife friendly

Colour:Other

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Tree, Bare Root or Potted:Bare Root

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:True

Aftercare - High:False

Edible Flower:False

Spacing:11-20cm

Soil Type:ALL

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Beds & Borders:True

Grows in Sun or Shade:True

F1 Variety:False

Shrub:False

Birds:True

On receipt of your plants remove them from the packaging immediately, and water if necessary.

PLANTING - Prior to planting the trees and shrubs, dig over the area to two spades depth and incorporate a generous amount of garden compost or well-rotted manure. A dressing of bonemeal can also be applied at a rate of 105-140grms per sq.m (3-4 oz per sq yd). Dig out the hole about 15cm (6") wider than the root-ball and deep enough so that its top is just below the soil surface. Gently tease out some of the roots from around the root-ball to encourage new root growth to spread out into the surrounding soil. Fill in the hole around the plant gently firming the soil as you go. Water the plant to settle the soil around the roots.

Ideal for beds and borders. Attractive to birds. Grows well in sun or shade.

Because bare roots are generally deciduous (the bare roots in the attached photos are mostly evergreen), they tend to look disappointingly bare (except for Box, Yew and Cherry Laurel). However what you are buying is a strong capillary root system with a certain amount of stem and side branches depending on the age of the plant. The younger the plant, the shorter they tend to be. There is a certain failure rate due to the delicate nature of these plants - approximately 10% - although you can improve the success rate through a careful planting and watering regime. Smaller plants tend to establish more easily. Bare roots need to be planted almost immediately to prevent the root systems drying out and to ensure that they establish strongly whilst dormant. However, if this is not possible then they can either be kept in a sheltered spot for a few days to avoid drying out by the wind. If planting cannot be done for several days then the plants can be "heeled in", in which case they'll be fine if kept watered, until early spring. All planting must be done whilst the plants are dormant.

All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

 
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