Carpinus Betulus – Standard Cube
Product Code: 18535
The Carpinus betulus, also commonly known as the European or Common Hornbeam, is a plant that is native to several regions including Asia, Europe and even Southern England. The plant was once known as “Yoke Elm”. Now available in a standard cube style of plant,the plant itself has an extremely high hardiness rating of H7 makes it perfect for the UK’s climate. Make sure to plant in well drained soil. The plant itself is a very fast grower at about 30 cm (11.8 inches) to 60 cm (23.6 inches) each year. The eventual spread is between 60cm – 1.5 m (2.0 ft – 4.9 ft) and the maximum height is between 1.8 m – 2.0 m (5.9 ft – 6.6 ft) It is advised to give this plant a trim once a year. it is good for cultivating in a woodland but is also prone to diseases such as powdery mildews and coral spot. Be careful of pests too such as caterpillars and aphids. The true beauty of this plant is seen in the Autumn when the leaves become a very beautiful brown and yellow colour.
Latin Name: Carpinus Betulus
English Name: Common Hornbeam
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Flowering Period: Spring.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained, moist but well drained. Clay, Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H7)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -30 °C to -20 °C (-22 °F to -4 °F)
Suggested Uses: Plant Archway
Maintenance: Pruning group 1
Growth Habit: Bushy
Cultivation: Good in woodland settings
Pests: Can get caterpillars and aphids
Diseases: Powdery mildews and coral spot may occur
Growth Speed: Fast (30 cm – 60 cm)
Eventual Spread: 60 cm – 1.5 m (2.0 ft – 4.9 ft)
Final Height: 1.8 m – 2.0 m (5.9 ft – 6.6 ft)
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