Carpinus betulus – (European or Common Hornbeam)

Description

Description: Carpinus betulus also known as the common Hornbeam tree has a strong pyramidal form. The rich green leaves are heavily ribbed. Yellow/orange autumn leaves then brown which form a jacket on the tree through winter. Excellent as a hedge and very amenable to pruning into any formal shape or form. Very popular for pleaching.

Family
Betulaceae
Type
Deciduous
Category
Exotic
10 Year Size
6m (H) x 4m (W) – Mature: 12m (H) x 6m (W)
Growth Rate
Moderate
Habit
Pyramidal
Flower/Fruit
Insignificant green catkins
Foliage
Heavily ribbed, rich green leaves turning yellow and orange in autumn then turn brown to form a jacket on the tree in winter
Comments
Very amenable to pruning into any formal shape or form

Grade Indicator - Subject to availability
Grade Size Est. Height (m) Standard (m)
P28 1.2-1.9 -
P40 1-2.2 -
P60 2-2.4 -
P95 2.2-2.6 -
60L 2-3.2 -
80L 3.5 -