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European Hornbeam

Carpinus betula

Easy to Maintain

Characteristics:
This deciduous tree is valued in landscaping for its uniformity in form, clean dark green foliage, and disease and insect resistance. As a street tree it provides an excellent screen from traffic because of it's dense foliage.

Growing Conditions:
Tolerant of a wide range of soil types put prefers well drained soils. Performs best in full sun.

Uses:
Great as a screen or in full sun sites. No serious disease or insect issues.

Height:
40' at maturity

Width:
30-40' at maturity

Shape:
Pyramidal in youth but more rounded as a mature tree

Flowers:
monoecious, catkins 1.5

Leaves:
ovate-oblong with sharply and doubly serrate edges, dark green summer color changing to yellow in the fall.

Bark:
slate gray, smooth and fluted in old age.

Native to Europe, Asia Minor, and southeast England.