Hornbeam Hedge

I have 2’ between my property line fence and a concrete pad… The concrete pad has a 5’ tall swim spa on it (Master Spas Trainer 15D). I need privacy from terrible neighbours. I would like a hedge to surpass…

Carpinus betulus dieback

Hello I am in zone 5a and the location in question is partial shade with clay soils. I have 5 Carpinus betulus ‘frans fontaine’ that were planted three years ago. They are approximately 7′ tall, and in the spring I…

Privacy Hedge – Nelly Stevens Holly or Laurel

Hi there We would like to grow a privacy hedge along our backyard fence and love the look of Nelly Stevens Holly or English Laurel. These hedges have shiny leaves and grow together nicely so we can prune to look…

Fungus on Carpinus?

I have small black spot and on twigs of my hornbeams that’s spreading and causing branch die back. I’m seeing similar tip die back on a nearby River Birch and Limber Pine but no spotting. Is this fungal? What is…

Fungus on Carpinus?

I have small black spot and on twigs of my hornbeams that’s spreading and causing branch die back. I’m seeing similar tip die back on a nearby River Birch and Limber Pine but no spotting. Is this fungal? What is…

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Hi, Is ‘Frans Fontaine’ the narrowest kind of European Hornbeam tree? How tall and wide do they grow? Is the shape more pyramidal or columnar? I’m looking for a kind of tree in columnar shape to form a tall hedge…

Pest resistant Hedging

We have about 40 pyramidal cedars lining the perimeter of my backyard like a wall. We planted them about 8 years ago and they are now about 15-feet tall. Unfortunately they have a serious infestation of cedar leaf miner. We…

Common Hornbeam Seedlings

I am looking for Carpinus betulus seedlings – 2 to 3 feet in height to plant a hedge here in Toronto. Do you have any recommendations?…

Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’

I am considering planting 2 Pyramidal European Hornbeam for the purpose of screening. I am getting conflicting opinions regarding planting time. Which is optimal, spring or autumn? How far apart should they be? I live in Oakville Ont. Thank you…