Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

European Hornbeam

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Has an upright, pyramidal form that is quite narrow while young. Becomes broader with age. Excellent avenue and street tree. Yellow autumn leaves. Holds some brown leaves through winter, but less than Carpinus betulus. Very hardy. Yellow-green catkins in early to mid-spring are a good source of pollen for bees.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
upright tree Upright
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
clay soils Clay soils
dry soils Dry soils
street Street
narrow sites Narrow sites
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Betulaceae, birch family, a family of deciduous, nut-bearing trees and shrubs.

Genus: Carpinus, carpinus (Latin, noun), meaning 'hornbeam', the original Latin name for Carpinus betulus. Commonly known as hornbeam, a genus of trees.

Species: Carpinus betulus, betulus (Latin, adjective), meaning 'birch-like', in reference to the catkins of this species resembling those of the birch in the genus Betula.

Cultivar: Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Common Name: European Hornbeam

Description and Features

Description: Has an upright, pyramidal form that is quite narrow while young. Becomes broader with age. Excellent avenue and street tree. Yellow autumn leaves. Holds some brown leaves through winter, but less than Carpinus betulus. Very hardy. Yellow-green catkins in early to mid-spring are a good source of pollen for bees.

Height: 8m

Width: 4m

Uses: Street, Narrow sites, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Windy

Soil Type: Clay soils, Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Types: Upright

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Yellow

  • Winter: Brown

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Yellow, Green

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