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Carpinus betulus

Hornbeam - European

European Hornbeam has been used often and very effectively as a tightly pruned hedge or screen in formal settings in Europe, and this application is being used increasingly here in the USA. Carpinus betulus is a tough, fine twigged tree which takes pruning very well and tolerates a wide variety of soil conditions. We are growing it as a low branched shrub for hedging and screening. Examples of this use can be found at Brooklyn Botanical Garden and also on Eastern Long Island.

Height

40 Feet

Spread

30 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
49 Carpinus betulus #7 2-3'
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Habit: Compact
Winter Interest
Bark
Structure
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tree Type
Shade
Street
Foliage Color
Green
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