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Carpinus betulus /European Hornbeam, Common Hornbeam


As a clipped screen

View of clipped hedge or screen

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Scientific Name: Carpinus betulus
Common Name: European Hornbeam, Common Hornbeam
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Has upright shape when young and spreading as it matures. Autumn color a golden yellow in some years. Used as a specimen or accent tree and as a screen or clipped hedge when planted in rows. Low branching and must be kept pruned where there is human or automobile traffic beneath it. It has drought tolerance. Not widely available or planted.