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University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus
Form of 'Fastigiata', a cultivar of European Hornbeam
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 6 
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Mature Height: 40-50 Feet
Features: Crisp, green summer foliage; smooth gray bark.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; best in well-drained soils, but tolerates wide range of soil conditions.
Cultivars:
  • 'Fastigiata' - narrow, oval to vase-shaped form.
Mature Form: Rounded to oval
Native To: Europe and Asia
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Use for: Street.Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Not a showy tree, but it is durable and long-lived.

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