Carpinus betulus

European Hornbeam

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Strong, pyramidal form when young, becoming rounded with age. The rich-green leaves are heavily-ribbed. Yellow autumn leaves, then brown through winter. Excellent as a hedge. Very popular for pleaching. Yellow-green catkins in early to mid-spring are a good source of pollen for bees.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
clay soils Clay soils
dry soils Dry soils
street Street
hedging and screening Hedging and screening
pleaching Pleaching
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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6m

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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.

Common Name: European Hornbeam

Description and Features

Description: Strong, pyramidal form when young, becoming rounded with age. The rich-green leaves are heavily-ribbed. Yellow autumn leaves, then brown through winter. Excellent as a hedge. Very popular for pleaching. Yellow-green catkins in early to mid-spring are a good source of pollen for bees.

Height: 10m

Width: 6m

Uses: Street, Hedging and screening, Pleaching, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Windy

Soil Type: Clay soils, Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Yellow

  • Winter: Brown

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Yellow, Green

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