Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus


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This is the European Hornbeam,  a classic tree of formal and informal gardens in Europe. Its densely branched symmetrical form allows it to be used as both a specimen tree or as a broad hedge or screen if planted in rows. The mid green leaves have an almost pleated look, due to the prominent, impressed veining. 


Hardiness Zone:  Zone 4
Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade (best in full sun)
Height: 12.0 - 18.3 m
Spread: 9.0 - 12.0 m
Soil Requirements: Tolerant of a wide variety of well drained soils
Bloom Time Mid spring
Planting Time:
Use: Specimen tree, shade tree, screening, hedges
Flower Colour & Shape: Inconspicuous yellow to green catkins,female flowers produce 3 lobed green bracts that mature to brown in fall
Foliage: Rich green, toothed leaves, with impressed veining, giving an almost pleated look.Unremarkable yellowish fall colour
Benefits: Dense foliage, smooth, steel grey muscular bark, ornamental seed heads in autumn

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