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Carpinus betulus | European Hornbeam - 150-200cm, 10lt

Carpinus betulus | European Hornbeam - 150-200cm, 10lt

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Carpinus betulus, or European Hornbeam, is a large, deciduous tree with a fluted grey trunk and very appealing, dense, oval to rounded crown. The leaves are ovate, serrated and ribbed, dark green in summer, coppery yellow in autumn. They remain on branches long into winter. Flowers appear in separate male and female catkins before the leaves, in spring, and are followed by winged nuts. European Hornbeam is a low maintenance and easy to grow plant. It is satisfied with any type of soil, but prefers fertile, dry to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. It is generally disease-free and pest free. It can tolerate drought. Carpinus betulus is an excellent tree and a nice addition to any garden. It is great as a specimen plant or in a group. Because of its tolerance to pruning, it is perfect for hedges and privacy screens.
  • Common Name

    Common Hornbeam, European Hornbeam

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe, Western Asia

  • Flower

    separate male and female catkins

  • Foliage

    ovate, serrated and ribbed, dark green in summer, coppery yellow in autumn

  • Maturation period

    more than 50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit

bushy, dense, oval to rounded crown

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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