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Questions About Hornbeam Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 11, 2012

Q. Dying Hornbeam

The hornbeam in our garden, which is about 20 years old, started regrowing its leaves as usual earlier this year until about 4-6 weeks ago. They have now gone very dry and brittle and showing all signs of dying. Assuming it was due to water shortage, we started watering it, but no signs of success have emerged. Any clues why it should be dying and anything that could be done to revive it?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 12, 2012
Certified Expert
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Other than checking for signs of pests, it could simply have succumbed to old age. Plants, like all living things have a lifespan, and it may be that this one has reached its end.

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Asked by
bkemman on
July 22, 2015

Q. care for frostbitten hornbeam trees

My 12 year old hornbeams have now been bitten twice by the frost, each time losing some stems – once 7 years ago, and more recently this past Mother’s Day. Several small stems have been lost, but more disconcerting is that the leaves mostly have a yellowish tinge, without the beautiful green that we’re used to. What should I be doing to save the trees?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 23, 2015
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Yellowing leaves indicate a stressed tree, usually a watering issue.
To much or to little. If it has been dry I would compensate and water the tree to help it through the warmest part of the summer.
Also mulching can help. 2 to 3 inches of a hardwood mulch will help retain moisture.
Watch for signs of insect or fungus in the stressed tree.
You could apply a light fertilizer now, but nothing to high in Nitrogen. Look for a balanced formula. 10-10-10.
Then in late fall or early spring reapply again.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/hornbeam/hornbeam-care-and-growing.htm

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Asked by
aleinenbach on
July 3, 2017

Q. HORNBEAM

Can you tell if I can planet a Hornbeam hedge in zone 6 Indiana, and if so, which species you recommend. The hedge will be on the West with some shade mid day, direct sun 8:00AM to 11 AM and again at 5PM to 7PM. Looking for something other than Boxwood or Hews. If you can recommend the Hornbeam or another option. Thank You!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 6, 2017
Certified Expert
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This link has some varieties that are suited to your zone.
https://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6810

Also check with your County Extension Office for a plant list for your region.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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Asked by
Hornbeam on
June 29, 2018

Q. How to rescu a harmed hornbeam tree?

Our Naighbour harmed our beautiful hornbeam tree. Three independent Treesurgeon diagnosed it with chemical poison. Is there any way to bring it back to life?

Answered by
drtreelove on
June 29, 2018
Certified Expert
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No probably not, it will be "wait and see".

What make you think the neighbor was responsible? It would be helpful have some more information about what chemical was used, how the tree surgeons diagnosed the chemical poisoning, or are they just guessing? Was there a laboratory tissue analysis done?

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Asked by
sgtangeman on
August 10, 2018

Q. IS THE BUD OF THE HORNBEAM TREE USED FOR MEDICATIONS TO HELP THE HUMAN BODY?

I AM INTERESTED IN THIS ANSWER AS I WANT TO KNOW IF THIS COULD BE HARMFUL TO THE BODY IN ANY WAY. IT IS TAKEN INTERNALLY.

Answered by
drtreelove on
August 11, 2018
Certified Expert
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Hornbeam is used medicinally, but if you have health condition that you are trying to correct, check with your MD or an ND (naturapathic doctor) about appropriate use of herbal therapy and possible contra-indications.

https://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/herbs/hornbeam.html

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