The creamy white hop like flowers of Ostrya carpinifolia
The creamy white hop like flowers of Ostrya carpinifolia
Ostrya carpinifolia in full summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
The branching structure of a mature Ostrya carpinifolia
Mature Ostrya carpinifolia
Mature  Ostrya carpinifolia at Kew gardens
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Ostrya carpinifolia

Hop Hornbeam

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Ostrya carpinifolia, or the Hop Hornbeam, produce creamy white flowers that resemble hops.

The foliage of this tree is bright green and ridged, similar to that of the Common Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus. In the spring it produces an interesting display of yellow-green catkins coupled with the creamy white flowers resembling hops from whence it gets its name.

Ostrya carpinifolia is a medium to large tree which won the Award of Merit in 1976. It was introduced from Southern Europe and Western Asia in 1724 and produces a round crowned tree at maturity.

This is a very tough contender, thriving in most conditions. This pretty tree needs space to reach its full potential, so is best planted in large gardens and parkland with the space to accommodate this interesting tree.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Spring, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.