Where can I find a hornbeam tree?

Where can I find a hornbeam tree?

Native to the eastern half of the United States, the American hornbeam is commonly found in wooded areas as an understory tree in USDA hardiness zones 3-9. It prefers deep, fertile, moist, acidic soil and grows best in partial shade, but will grow in full sun.

Are hornbeam trees fast growing?

Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is a fast growing, green leaved plant that comes into leaf slowly throughout April, with the leaves turning brown in October. Hornbeam is tolerant of moist – or even wet – soils, growing naturally in an angular, twiggy manner. It tolerates heavy trimming and easily makes a thick hedge.

Are ironwood and hornbeam the same?

Ironwood’s official name is eastern hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana). A closely related tree, the blue beech (Carpinus caroliniana), also carries the hornbeam and ironwood names. Blue beech’s official name is American hornbeam without the “hop.” Its bark looks very different: smooth, blue-gray and muscular.

What is American hornbeam good for?

American hornbeam is a wonderful addition to small yards, and is also perfect for a natural landscape or as a specimen tree. The hard wood of American hornbeam is used to make golf clubs, tool handles and mallets. American hornbeam is more difficult to transplant than European hornbeam.

How quickly do hornbeams grow?

around 20-40cm per year
Hornbeam is highly resilient, and can tolerate poorer growing conditions such as shade, high winds and clay or wet soils. It grows around 20-40cm per year and is easily maintained at between 1-5m. Hornbeam hedging works equally well as a single-species hedge or when combined with other native hedging.

What do hornbeam trees look like?

It is smooth, like the Beech, but is patterned with distinctive silver-grey vertical lines. Male catkins appear in spring and the bracts that held the fruit hang on the tree through winter. A mature Common Hornbeam in August. The leaf has a very fine point at the end which is sometimes twisted over.

Are hornbeams messy?

The American hornbeam is mostly known as being a very attractive landscape tree. It isn’t particularly messy, it has beautifully colored bark all year round, its leaves provide an ever change kaleidoscope of color, and it is a lovely shape as well.

How long do hornbeam trees live?

Hornbeam may be able to live for 350 years, although 250 may be more typical on many sites. All hornbeam will be ancient from 225 years onwards, although many will have ancient characteristics from around 175 years.

Are American hornbeam trees messy?

How much does an American hornbeam tree cost?

American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

6-12″ * Spring Only * $9.60 487 in stock
1-2′ * Spring Only * $11.30 3742 in stock
2-3′ * Spring Only * $15.63 1857 in stock
3-4′ * Spring Only * $20.84 Out of stock
4-5′ $24.31 Out of stock

Are hornbeam trees messy?

How far apart do you plant hornbeam?

What Spacing Should a Hornbeam Hedge be planted at? 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart, in a single row is fine for most hedges. You can plant a staggered double row at 20-25 cms apart if you want it to be stockproof.