If you are thinking of planting a native hedgerow, choose Hornbeam as part of the mix. Its impressive qualities include leaves which turn golden yellow in autumn, and fluted, grey coloured branches that look good through the winter. Keep Carpinus betulus to the size you require and it makes a great hedging plant. It is also grown as a large tree. Supplied as 50-80cm (20-31) bare root hedging plants. Height: 12m (39?). Spread: 8m (26?). Planting distance: 45cm (18).