A European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) unit around 4' high, ready to ship in its biodegradable cardboard container.
Neatly-pruned rows of European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) at the nursery.
A European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) unit around 6' high, ready to ship in its biodegradable cardboard container.
Fall display on the European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is a stunning mix of colors.
European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) offers substantial screening even in the winter because the previous year's foliage remains on the branches through much of the winter.
Carpinus BETULUS Details
However, Carpinus Betulus hedge was introduced to North America sometime during the colonial era. The common ‘hornbeam’ name is due to the tree’s extremely hard wood, which will take on a horn-like smooth polish, and was once widely used in Europe to make oxen yokes, the wide beam between the animal’s horns.
|Your Hardiness Zone:||
|Sunset Heat Zones:||2 - 9 and 14 - 17|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||4 - 8|
|Watering Requirements:||Weekly, or possibly more often in containers or extreme heat|
|Mature Size:||Up to 12’ height and 4’ width|
|No serious insect or disease problems. Resistant to verticillium. Susceptible to scales and root rot.|
European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) forms an effective barrier between a busy street and a private garden.
This outdoor room looks stunning with a leafy backdrop like a hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) hedge as is featured here.
Various parts of the garden can be clearly defined with a tall leafy hedge of beech (Fagus) or hornbeam (Carpinus) like shown here.
Mature hedges can form very effective outdoor walls like those nearly 8 feet tall pictured here!
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