European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

  • Size: 40-60’ tall and 30-40’ wide
  • Growth Habit: Pyramidal as a young tree becoming rounded with age
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Soil Requirements: Very adaptable but prefers well drained soils.
  • Appeal: The European Hornbeam is a jack of all trades. This plant is extremely tough and will handle adverse conditions with ease.  Use it alone, in groups, borders, as a hedge, or even in planters.