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Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' /Upright European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'   / Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
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Scientific Name: Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Common Name: Upright European Hornbeam
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Flowers not showy. Will tolerate relatively dry conditions. Will grow in urban areas where conditions are far from ideal. Noted for its upright, columnar habit of growth. More of a specimen tree than a shade tree.