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Q: globe hornbeam trees ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: globe hornbeam trees
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: coombser-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 10 May 2004 08:18 PDT
Expires: 09 Jun 2004 08:18 PDT
Question ID: 344039
I live in Connecticut.  I am interested in finding a propagator/grower
of globe hornbeam trees.  This is a grafted, nursury produced tree
that comprises using a "regular hornbeam trunk used to topgraft a
round, bushy variant".  I would like you to find a grower in the US
who has these trees in inventory or who is willing to grow based upon
order and a deposit payment.  I am looking for between 1 and 15 trees
with a minimum
of 2.5 inch calliper.

thank you.

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 10 May 2004 09:50 PDT
Greetings Coombser:

I didn't locate a "globe hornbeam" but I found a few varieties of
names.  Do any of these sound familiar in relation to the globe

Hornbeam (Carpinus)
  European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
  Pyramid European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus fastigiata)
Hornbeam, Hop (Ostrya virginiana)

From a UK site I located the following:
"We often see hornbeam cultivars in our parks, streets and gardens.
The most popular are cultivars ?Pyramidalis? or ?Fastigiata?, with
distinctive shapes and always grafted onto hornbeam stock."

I also found references to

Hop Hornbeam
Ostrya carpinifolia Europen Hop Hornbeam
American Hornbeam (American Ironwood, Blue Beech)
European Hornbeam (European Ironwood) - Carpinus betula [see for descriptions of the
latter two]

See also the Carpinus (hornbeam) varieties at

If you can zero in on the exact variety of the hornbeam you seek, it
will assist a Researcher in locating the proper nursery.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: globe hornbeam trees
Answered By: journalist-ga on 10 May 2004 10:30 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Greetings again, Coombser:

I finally located the globe variety from 
Green Ridge Tree Farm 
6100 Bardstown Road 
Elizabethtown, KY 42701 
Phone: (270) 737-2399 
Fax: (270) 735-1909

Advertised at  
Globe hornbeam
1 3/4" $106  12 
2" $125  18 

I called to see if they had any larger trees or would custom propagate
and Marie, an owner, said "This is bizarre," and went on to tell me
that they had dug some globe hornbeams and lined their driveway with
them, and they should be to the 2.5 caliper size by the fall.  She
said she had about 20 and you could phone her for pricing and shipping

Some 2" size are now dug, about 6 to 9, she said.  She also said they
were considering discontinuing them at a future date and that they
were very beautiful trees.

I also found three more nurseries advertising them (I have not phoned
these businesses since I located then at the one above but thought you
might want them for your records):

Willoway Nurseries
4534 Center Rd. 
Avon, OH 44052 
(440) 934-4435
See for Globe Hornbeam listing.

R. P. Tuthill & Associates
13 Decision Way West 
Washington Crossing, PA 18977-1125 
Phone: (215) 321 - 4545 
Fax: (215) 321 - 6308

Hopewell Nursery, Inc. 
54 Harmony Road
Bridgeton,  NJ 08302 
Phone 1: (856)-451-5552
Fax: (856)-455-0779

I'm happy to have finally located these for you!  Should you require
clarification of my answer, please request it and I will be happy to

Best regards,


hornbeam globe graft
Green Ridge Tree Farm Elizabethtown, KY
"Carpinus betulus Globosa" nursery
coombser-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: globe hornbeam trees
From: kriswrite-ga on 10 May 2004 08:42 PDT
Hello coombser~

I have been trying to answer your question, with little luck. I've
found two nurseries that show Glove Hornbeams as being available, but
are not quite the size you desire. One sells 2? trees , the other
1.75?.  Both are wholesale only sites. If you would like me to post
this information, I certainly will.

In the meantime, it may help to know that another name for Clobe



Subject: Re: globe hornbeam trees
From: coombser-ga on 10 May 2004 08:51 PDT
thanks. smaller calliper trees would be ok. can you get the wholesaler
to confirm availability?

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