Scientific Name: Carpinus betulus Form: Oval - vertical, Round, Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:European hornbeam Texture:Medium
Family Name:BetulaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright, Twiggy, Fastigiate
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Heavily veined, Glabrous, Ovate, Elliptic, Double serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Nut, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Hedge row, Screening, Street (boulevard tree)
Key ID Features:Leaves elliptic, alternate with prominent venation, margins toothed and serrated. Winter ID: buds numerous, adpressed, scaly, reddish brown.