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European Hornbeam


March 11, 2016 - <>

Carpinus Betulus shape

Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’

  • Height: 35’
  • Spread: 25’
  • Site characteristics: Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soils
  • Zone: 5a - 7a
  • Wet/dry: Tolerates drought, heavy soil and alkaline soils
  • Native range: Europe, Western Asia
  • Salt: Sensitive
  • pH: 5.0 - 8.2
  • Shape: Narrow when young, becoming oval
  • Other: Narrow branching angles
  • Additional: Transplant in spring, somewhat slow to establish from bare root
  • Pests: Some occasional dieback

Carpinus betulus 
Photo: Bert Cregg, MSU.

Carpinus betulus leaves European  Hornbeam leaves
Photos: Bert Cregg, MSU (left), and Norbert Frank, Univ. of West Hungary, (right).

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