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Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Common Hornbeam

The average plant height is 100 cm
The average plant height is 200 cm
The average plant height is 260 cm
The average plant height is 250 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:12.00 m
Spread:6.00 m
Flowering time:Spring
Tolerances:Extended dry periods, Hardy
Garden uses:Avenues, Hedging, Topiary
Garden styles:Alpine, Formal, Japanese
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Details

Known as the Common Hornbeam, this is a deciduous tree grown for its foliage and interesting catkins. The leaves emerge light green in spring and age to become dark green with conspicuous ribs and a serrated edge. As autumn progresses they turn lovely shades of yellow before falling. Flowers are borne in spring and develop into interesting catkins that hang among the leaves. This Hornbeam typically grows to 12 m tall and 6 m wide but can be trimmed as necessary. It grows best when planted on a well-drained site in full sun and is tolerant of frost, cool climates, and dry periods. This is a great plant for trimming into a hedge, growing as a specimen, adding to mixed plantings, or using in an avenue planting.

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