Carpinus – Hornbeam. Makes a fantastic hedge. Carpinus is a hardy native plant similar to green beech with mid-green leaves. It is suitable for heavy wet soils, and frost pockets. Shade tolerant. The hornbeam hedge retains brown foliage in winter, especially if pruned in late summer. Hornbeam 40-60CM Plant: 25-45cm apart.
Approx. Height and spread: As required for hedge.
Position:Sun – shade.
Soil Ph: all
Moisture: Wet soil – well drained soil.