Carpinus orientalis

Oriental Hornbeam, Eastern 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 orientalis, Oriental Hornbeam, Eastern Hornbeam
Choice and rare, it develops into a large shrub or small tree. The small, dark green, glossy leaves usually turn a dull yellow or reddish in fall. The twisted branches are beautiful in winter.

Attributes - Carpinus orientalis

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 12 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Black Spot, Scales.

Related Plants

Carpinus betulus, Carpinus betulus fastigiata
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