Carpinus betulus tree reacts very well to regular pruning and is used to create many shapes and specimen topiary.
This native Hornbeam trees grow well in most soils, making it a useful plant for when you have poorer conditions. It has green leaves with a distinctive corrugated surface, which turn a golden-yellow in autumn and tend to remain on the tree all winter before falling. This tree was first introduced to Britain about a century ago and has proved itself to be very hardy.
This is version of Hornbeam is an elegant box head, with a distinctive cubed heads and clear stems, which suit formal settings and gardens.
Ideal Conditions: Grows well in all soils
Maximum Height: 5 metres