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Carpinus Hornbeam – Best In New Zealand

Growing Carpinus Hornbeam in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Hornbeam plants, and the right one for your space. Our Carpinus betulus plants have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Carpinus, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Carpinus Questions

1. What are the cons of hornbeam?

The cons of hornbeam include:

Despite these cons, hornbeam trees are a popular choice for landscaping and hedging. This is due to their attractive foliage, hardiness, and ability to tolerate a variety of conditions.

2. Is Carpinus poisonous to dogs?

Carpinus trees (hornbeam) are not poisonous to dogs. However, it is important to note that any plant material can cause an upset stomach in dogs if ingested in large quantities.

3. Is hornbeam fast growing?

Hornbeams are relatively slow-growing. They typically grow about 25-40 cm per year, but this can vary depending on the species and growing conditions. Hornbeams can reach a height of up to 30 m and a width of up to 20 m at maturity.

4. Is Carpinus an evergreen?

Carpinus (hornbeams) are not evergreen. They are known for their beautiful, bright green leaves in the spring and summer, which then turn a golden yellow or orange colour before falling in autumn.

5. What are the characteristics of Carpinus?

Carpinus, or hornbeam, is a genus of deciduous trees and shrubs in the birch family (Betulaceae). There are about 40 species of hornbeam, which are native to Europe, Asia, and North America.

Hornbeam trees are known for their hard, dense wood, which is often used for tool handles, musical instruments, and other specialty products. Hornbeam trees are also popular for landscaping and hedging because of their attractive foliage, hardiness, and ability to tolerate a variety of conditions.

Here are some of the key characteristics of hornbeam trees:

6. How much does a hornbeam cost?

The cost of a hornbeam tree can vary greatly depending on several factors, but here is a general guide:

Common hornbeam (Carpinus betulus): This is the most readily available and generally the most affordable species. American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) is less common and may cost a bit more. More unique or rare varieties, such as those pleached into formal shapes, can be significantly more expensive.

7. Which is better beech or hornbeam?

Deciding whether beech or hornbeam is "better" depends on your specific needs and preferences. Both trees have their advantages and disadvantages, making them better suited for different situations. Here's a comparison to help you decide:






8. Where is the best place to plant hornbeam?

Finding the best place for your hornbeam depends on several factors:

Sunlight and Shade:



Additional considerations:

Examples of good places to plant hornbeams:

Remember: Always research the specific needs of your chosen hornbeam variety to ensure you choose the best location for its optimal growth and health.

9. Which grows faster hornbeam or beech?

Hornbeam generally grows faster than beech, both in terms of height and spread. Here's a breakdown:

Growth Rate:

Mature Size:

Therefore, while beech will eventually become a much larger tree, hornbeam wins the race in terms of initial growth speed. You can expect a hornbeam to grow noticeably faster and reach a respectable size sooner than a beech of the same age.

10. How can you tell a hornbeam from a beech?

Telling a hornbeam from a beech can be tricky at first glance, especially when they're not in leaf. Here are several helpful clues to differentiate the two:




Size and Growth:

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