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Hornbeam Pleached Tree [Carpinus betulus] for Privacy Screening | Potted

Hornbeam Pleached Tree [Carpinus betulus] for Privacy Screening | Potted

150cm / 8-10cm / 120x120cm


Regular price £249.00
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Carpinus betulus 'Hornbeam' Pleached Tree
150cm / 8-10cm / 120x120cm

Discover the charm of Hornbeam Pleached Trees – the epitome of sophistication for your outdoor space. These majestic deciduous trees have a grey fluted trunk and long, ovate leaves with prominent ribs. In spring, delicate catkins appear. As summer approaches, the leaves provide a lush green canopy, and in autumn, the transformation to radiant yellow sets the scene for a picturesque garden.

Pleached trees are renowned for creating an elevated screen, adding privacy and elegance to any landscape. Plant Hornbeam Pleached Trees strategically to create your own private retreat. Let them stand tall as guardians, shielding your haven from unwanted views and adding a touch of natural elegance. Elevate your garden's aesthetic appeal with these magnificent trees that redefine the art of landscaping.

Make your garden 'pleachy' – order now and embrace the timeless beauty of Hornbeam Pleached Trees!

This particular potted pleached Carpinus betulus 'Hornbeam' tree has a 150cm clear stem and a 8-10cm stem girth. The pleach frame measures 120cm in width and 120cm in height, resulting in an overall height of 270cm. This tree stands tall above the small UK 3 ft/~90cm fence height, providing enhanced privacy and architectural charm, creating your garden sanctuary.

Carpinus betulus 'Hornbeam'

A substantial deciduous tree with a fluted grey trunk. Leaves are long, ovate, prominently ribbed, changing to yellow in autumn. It produces hop-like catkins in spring.

  • Deciduous
  • Green flowers in Spring
  • Chalk, Loam, Clay, Sand
  • Full sun Partial shade
  • North-facing, South-facing, East-facing, West-facing
  • H7: Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
  • Pet-friendly
  • Native to Britain

Size Chart

This handy size chart is here to show you the different choices you have for clear stem and stem girth. A visual guide, helping you get a feel for the sizes and how much foliage each option brings with a growing season on the frame. We hope this gives you an idea of the relative sizes and foliage cover – this is not intended to be an exact representation for each species of tree. If you would like a photo of a particular size and species of tree, please contact us. We are here to find your garden's perfect fit!

Clear Stem

The clear stem in pleached trees means the straight part of the tree trunk without any branches. It is measured from the base of the tree to the base of the pleach frame and where the foliage begins. Our trees are available in 100cm, 150cm, 180cm, and 200cm clear stems. Some times you may be see pleached trees referred to as half standard (circa 100-150cm) or standard (circa 180-200cm) trees. When considering the overall height of the clear stem and pleach frame, please bear in mind, young, freshly-pleached trees do not yet cover the entire pleach frame's full height.

Pleached tree clear stem sizes

Stem Girth

The stem girth refers to the measurement around the trunk of the tree. It's a way to quantify the thickness or circumference of the tree trunk. Measuring the stem girth is important for assessing the tree's maturity. Typically, the greater the stem girth, the greater the maturity and foliage cover. Young, freshly-pleached trees do not yet cover the entire pleach frame, however with the proper care they will flourish over the coming growing seasons. Please bear this in mind when selecting your stem girth. Our trees are available in 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, and 14-16cm stem girths.

Pleached tree stem girths

Choosing the Right Clear Stem and Stem Girth for Your Garden

When selecting a pleached tree, the right clear stem and stem girth depend on your preferences and needs. If budget is a concern, opt for a younger, freshly pleached tree with a 6-8cm stem girth, which with the proper care, will grow to fill its frame in the coming years. For a more instant screening effect, choose a tree with a minimum stem girth of 14cm+ (depending on species). If you plan to use the tree for screening over a wall or fence, the height will determine the clear stem.

Our most popular choice is a pleached tree with a 12-14cm stem girth and a clear stem height of 180cm. This combination strikes a balance, providing a good height, some screening in the first growing season, and excellent value for money. It's a well-rounded option that caters to various landscaping preferences and offers a practical and cost-effective solution.

Clear stem and stem girth sizes on pleached trees

Bespoke Sizes Available

Our standard pleach frames measure 120cm x 120cm, but we understand the need for flexibility in size. That's why we're pleased to offer custom pleaching tailored to your preferences.

Custom Fames Sizes Available

We've listened to our customers and understand the need for size flexibility. That's why we're excited to offer custom pleaching tailored to your preferences.

Choose Your Perfect Frame Size

Our standard pleach frames measure 120cm x 120cm, however custom-made frames are available with a width or height up to 180cm. Please note that custom pleached trees will require additional time to mature and fully occupy the frame. Some tree species and stem girths are more adaptable than others.

Custom frames are priced at £50 per frame and the lead time is approximately 6 weeks.

Please call 0330 818 7142 or email for more information, to discuss suitability or to arrange a bespoke order

RHS Guide to Carpinus betulus 'Hornbeam'

For a nurturing start and ongoing care of your new plant, the RHS offers invaluable advice. Take a look through their useful information all about: Carpinus betulus 'Hornbeam'.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Aiming to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Variation & Availabilty

Living plants showcase a charming diversity, and it's normal to expect some variations. The images serve as illustrations, and slight measurement differences may arise. The construction of the pleach frame is typically bamboo but can be wood or metal based on availability. We cannot guarantee absolute uniformity among plants, and availability may vary.

FREE Specialist Tree Delivery

These trees are available for free delivery throughout the majority of mainland England and Wales for orders of three or more trees. Delivery is typically around 10-15 working days. However, tree type, quantity, and postcode may affect delivery times, so please allow up to 30 days.

Exclusions apply to certain postcodes, such as the northernmost or southernmost parts of England and the westernmost parts of Wales. If you need fewer trees, or are outside of the delivery region, please contact us for a quote. T&Cs apply. Full delivery policy.

Why Buy From Us?

  • Knowledgable pleached tree specialists
  • FREE specialist tree delivery
  • Sourced from top-rated nurseries and growers
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  • Transparent pricing with no hidden fees
  • Great customer service

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
5 hornbeam trees

We brought 5 hornbeam trees. They were the desired size with a solid bamboo frame. The growth and health of the trees is looking good so far. Planted end of April. Delivery was very good also. As the trees were very large it would have been good if there were in tubs with handles on to make it easier to move around. Great prices so would order again.


Amazing, thank you. 

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