The European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) should find a place of prominence in every garden or landscape.  A medium sized oval to columnar tree with uniform proportions can easily function as a specimen tree, in groupings, as a screen, in the understory, or as a magnificent hedge.  Its steel gray, smooth sinewy bark is great to view in the winter season.  Deep green leaves may turn golden yellow, but spectacular fall color is rare.

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Mature Height

  • 30 Ft in height and 15 – 20 Ft in width

Sun Preference

  • Full sun to heavy shade

Soil Requirements

  • Displays excellent tolerance to acid, high pH, moist or dry soils.

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