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
Fall Color:Yellow
Species:Carpinus - Hornbeam
Hardiness Zone: 5