Friday, April 27, 2012

Differences between beech and hornbeam

Differences between beech and hornbeam or between a beech hedge and a beech hedge.








Difference between beech and hornbeam.
Beech and hornbeam are two native deciduous trees and because of their Dutch name often confused.
Both plants can be beautiful hedges planted. Would you like a beech or hornbeam hedge? They are very similar but if we plant a closer look there are some notable differences.
But they belong to another family, and of course have a completely different Latin name.
The beech was named as the scientific name Fagus sylvatica and belongs to the Fagaceae family or Beech. (napjesdragers which also include the oak and chestnut)
Hornbeam Carpinus betulus and belongs in the birch family Betulaceae, or the
The main differences between beech and hornbeam:
In winter the nave retains its withered leaves better than the hornbeam. This is a beech hedge round the year closed more than a hedge beech hedge. This reduces the necessary privacy and look through it and serves also as a windbreak.
In the spring, the leaves a few weeks earlier than in the hornbeam who earlier this year with fresh green state.
Hornbeam grows faster than the nave.
The hornbeam is cheaper to buy.
Hornbeam poses less demands on the ground.
Beech gets in the fall a beautiful autumn colors, from yellow to red hot. The hornbeam is bright yellow in autumn, but after the first frost makes the most of its leaves fall immediately.
The young beech leaves after pruning susceptible to burning.
Hornbeam is only a green leaf, while the beech red beech can also buy versions of Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’.
Beech has a smooth edges and a smooth blade, however, has a rough hornbeam leaves with deep veins.








A hornbeam you after planting to grow to the desired height is reached. Only then can you start it at the desired height pruning.
In contrast, a beech hedge to the young buds already regulated to ensure that the hedge down well branched and as pretty close up.
The beech has high demands on the ground. It grows best on light sandy soil .. In clay soil, the result is often disappointing. To obtain a good result you should be at the plant to make sure that:
The beech likes sandy soil, not too wet, not too dry. In clay soil, the result often!
Beech has a good (re) growth is a fungus (mycorrhiza) is required. These are normally beech themselves but planting can be a special fertilizer with special fungus in it through the soil mix. With new hedges, the failure rate leading to substantially smaller! Beech NEVER before planting in a tub of water. All the essential mold on the roots rinsed otherwise! Make sure when buying that the roots are not dried out and that there is some soil on the roots.
If they hedge a long time. With proper care, even more than one person lives. By planting trees in hedges and always prune the growth of stem, crown and roots is greatly reduced.
Tip
A hedge of beech and hornbeam on either side of a curved path is called deciduous or berceau course is suitable for gardens with ample space. Such praise going to be used functionally, that is a connection. A leafy garden room corridor can connect, but also a building with a terrace for example.
How do you get the best hedge?
Both species may be one or two rows are planted, with ± 25 cm distance.
Plant in a triangular (= turns) The hedge is closer and can be cut narrower.
To maintain a high hedge, it is wise to it a conical shape. Why they shave the top and wider at the bottom narrower. This is more light on the lower part of the plant and it remains profitable for the bottom sheet to keep. Make sure that the plants used for hedges are sufficient distance so that the sunlight even on the underside of the hedge can. It is also useful to at least a foot path beside the hedge to have it be able to sprinkle some food (koekorrels) or to shear. If the hedge twice a year (June and late August) prune, you get a nice green wall.








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