Carpinus betulus

European Hornbeam

Long used for hedges in formal gardens, these slow-growing deciduous trees tolerate severe pruning. They are also known as Ironwood because their wood is extremely hard. They have delicate wiry twigs, smooth gray bark and light green fruit clusters. Their dense, sawtooth-edged leaves turn color in the fall. Plant in a lawn or park, especially along a brook. These long-lived trees tolerate periodic flooding, but need some winter chill.
Carpinus betulus, European Hornbeam
This medium-sized tree is perfect for screens, hedges, and narrow urban locations. Its deep green, finely textured leaves turn yellow in fall. Transplant in spring as ball and burlap.

Attributes - Carpinus betulus

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 30 ft. to 50 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Scales.

Related Plants

Carpinus betulus fastigiata, Carpinus orientalis
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