These instant hornbeam hedge troughs are ideal for creating an instant hornbeam hedge in the garden where the shape of a pre-trimmed and shaped hedge is important at the time of planting. These instant hornbeam hedge troughs are all 5-6ft (150-180cm) tall in a 3ft (90cm) long trough. These hornbeam hedge plants have been grown in troughs and clipped and trimmed to shape to create an instant hedge shape that can be planted by simply digging a trench to the required size of the trough.
Hornbeam hedging is a very traditional form of hedging and is native to the UK. The first green leaves of the year are synonymous with the arrival of spring and the leaves will remain green until the autumn when they will turn a golden-copper brown colour. Hornbeam hedges, unlike many of their deciduous competitors, will retain their dead leaves on the hedge for most of the winter and they will only be pushed off by new growth the following spring. This helps a hornbeam hedge to give an added level of visual privacy all year round.
These hornbeam only need to be planted in a single line and can be ordered according to the length of hedge required.
Hornbeam trees are well suited to heavier soils but if you are planting during the drier months of the year, it is important to water them properly during their first year after planting. This is best done using leaky hose which is cheap, easy to install and highly effective. See our Accessories page for more details.
More information on hornbeam hedges can be found on the hornbeam hedging category page.