Being container grown & given plenty of space to allow well developed laterals, this hedging plant can be established all year round. Hornbeam plants will establish well and provide full privacy in one to two years, with rarely any losses in the following season.Hornbeam hedges should be planted as a double staggered row for a strong hedge. When mature it is simple to maintain in a neat and tidy shape. Clip once a year in summer to help the plant retain its winter colour. Can be used in topiary to create round columns, rectangular columns or forms.