Carpinus betulus – European Hornbeam

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20140819-European Hornbeam (2)
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Dense foliage with heavily textured dark green leaves that have very distinct veins. Steel-gray bark is showy in winter. Tolerates a range of soil conditions and air pollution. Can be pruned into a hedge shape, trees in a line can be pruned into a hedgerow which is common in Europe.

Height: 35 ft
Spread: 25 ft
Shape: Narrow, Oval
Flower: None
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Yellow
Species: Carpinus - Hornbeam
Hardiness Zone: 5