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Common Hornbeam


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:: Betulaceae :: CARPINUS :: betulus :: ROCKHAMPTON RED 'Lochglow'
  • Type of products available: X/1/0P9, 0/1/1P1L
  • Protection : COV 2014/3304

Main asset

The well known solid common Hornbeam, with autumn color in addition.


Prune in March just before bud break, and if necessary in early summer

This Hornbeam has a similar growth like the type. In autumn, from late September to October, the leaves turn in different shades of bright red and orange, bright as Liquidambar and Maples. These colors normally persist until mid November, then the leaves turn brown (marcescent).

  • Uses: Aligment, medium and high pruned hedges, natural hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: egg-shaped
  • Height: 25 m x 20 m (80 ft x 65 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: March

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : grey
  • Foliage shape: ovate toothed
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: orange red
  • Flowers shape: catkins
  • Flowers colour: yellow


  • Soil type: likes clay, tolerates limestone soils but fears too acidic or dry locations.
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)