Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Upright European Hornbeam

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Upright European Hornbeam is a medium-sized deciduous tree has a narrow upright pyramidal habit that gradually turns more vase-like as it matures. The serrated and heavily ribbed bright green foliage turns yellow-orange in fall.  Separate male (yellow) and female (green) catkins bloom in early spring and the female catkins give way to distinct clusters of winged nutlets.  Prefers average well drained soils.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

30' - 40'

Spread: 

20' - 30'

Spacing: 

25’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade 

Bloom Color: 

Yellow (male), Green (female)

Season of Interest: 

SpringFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  No serious pests or diseases.  

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or Grove, Woodland GardenNaturalized Areas, Screeningand Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS:  ServiceberryElderberryViburnum

Image: Liné1Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' by Line1CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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