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Carpinus betulus or Common Hornbeam Tree


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Carpinus betulus, or Common Hornbeam, is an elegant shaped tree with serrated, ribbed leaves and a characteristic grey, fluted bark. Carpinus betulus bears yellow male catkins and greenish female catkins in spring. Copper coloured leaves remain on the tree from autumn, providing valuable colour as well as winter wildlife cover.

Important Features of Carpinus betulus:

Max. Height: 25m

Max. Spread: 20m

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Plant Type Trees
Family Betulaceae
Genus Carpinus
Species betulus
Ultimate Height 25-35m
Ultimate Spread 15-25m
Habit Broadly Conical
Soil Moisture Well-Drained Soil
Site Conditions Full Sun or Partial Shade
Foliage Type Deciduous
Season of Interest Autumn
Foliage Colour Gold, Green
Flower Colour Green, Yellow
Flowering Season April, May
Plant Features RHS Award
Hardiness Fully Hardy
EAN/GTIN 7000000000096
Pre-Order Message 1-2 Day Lead Time Before Dispatch


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