Fastigiate Hornbeam | Carpinus betulus Fastigiata | Bareroot Standard Trees
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Bareroot Fastigiate Hornbeam Standards
Fastigiate Hornbeam is now known as Carpinus betulus Fastigiata, though older books may call it Carpinus betulus pyramidalis.
Description: The Fastigiate Hornbeam tree is an upright, compact form of the Common Hornbeam. It is a large tree, narrow when young and broadening as it gets older, becoming a egg-shaped when mature. Fastigiate Hornbeam is often used for avenue planting and it makes a good native specimen in smaller gardens.
Planting Fastigiate Hornbeam trees: All hornbeams are very versitile trees, but they do need fertile soil. They love heavy clay, will tolerate shade and can be planted in the coldest regions and frost pockets. The wood is very hard and can resist strong wind in exposed areas.
Carpinus Fastigiata is a superb screening tree that should need no pruning maintenance. Plant it at 250-300cm - 8-9ft apart for this purpose.
How Standard Trees are Measured: All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary.
So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around.
This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Most standards are between 2 - 3.5 metres tall, but this is just an average. We cannot tell you how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.