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Carpinus betulus Lucas, commonly known as Lucas Hornbeam, is a deciduous tree that thrives in the Irish climate. It possesses several desirable features, making it an excellent choice for gardens in Ireland.

Height/Spread: Lucas Hornbeam typically grows to a height of 30-40 feet (9-12 meters) with a spread of 20-30 feet (6-9 meters). It forms a compact, upright crown, making it suitable for both large and small gardens in the Irish climate.

Position: This tree prefers a position in full sun or partial shade. It adapts well to the Irish climate, tolerating the cool and moist conditions often experienced in the region. It can withstand wind exposure, making it a sturdy choice for Irish gardens.

Soil: Lucas Hornbeam thrives in a variety of well-draining soils, including loam, clay, and sandy soils. It is adaptable to different soil pH levels, but prefers a slightly acidic to neutral range. In the Irish climate, ensuring the soil is adequately prepared and amended with organic matter enhances its growth.

Flowering Season: Lucas Hornbeam is not primarily cultivated for its flowers, but rather for its attractive foliage. It produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by the emergence of fresh, bright green leaves. The foliage turns vibrant shades of yellow in autumn, adding to the tree's visual appeal.

Uses: Lucas Hornbeam is a versatile tree that serves multiple purposes in Irish gardens. It can be used as an ornamental specimen, providing shade, privacy, and visual interest. Its compact size and dense foliage make it suitable for hedging or screening purposes. Additionally, its wood is hard and durable, making it useful for carpentry and woodworking projects. Overall, Lucas Hornbeam is a valuable addition to Irish gardens, offering aesthetic appeal and functional benefits.
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We operate our own delivery service within 12km of the garden centre for €15, for this service we can deliver you any item from Windyridge. 

Outside of this radius we out source couriers, we cannot unfortunately ship a lot of bulkier items such as large pots, composts and many of our more delicate living things. 

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