A very attractive tree, it has very smooth twisty bark which is very tactile. Hornbeam responds well to pruning and can sculpted into a variety of shapes such as hedging, a ball on stem or even pleaching. New Wood Trees grows Hornbeam as a multi-stem to create a great canopy to sit under.
Hornbeam is similiar in appearance to Beech, but on close inspection you will notice the leaves have serrated edges and are not smooth.
Leaves: Leaves like Beech with more ridged veins.
Autumn colour: Yellow-orange turning brown, often remaining on the tree until spring.
Ultimate height: 20m
Uses: A very robust tree, it makes very full and neat hedging, topiary and pleaching.