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Carpinus betulus

Common Name(s):
European hornbeam, Musclewood, Ironwood
Cultivar(s):
Fran's Fountaine, Fastigiata
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Dense shade; smooth, gray, bark; also called Ironwood due to very hard wood; gold fall color.

Height:
40-60 ft.
Flower:
Male catkins; small nut
Zones:
4-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; tolerates a range of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Pyramidal when young; rounded at maturity
Width:
30-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
2.5-5 in. alternate, simple, sharply serrated leaf; yellow to yellowish-green fall color

NCCES plant id: 1929

Carpinus betulus Carpinus betulus