Pyramidal European Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||kar-PY-nus BET-ew-lus fas-tih-jee-AY-tuh|
|Lore||Hornbeam is a favorite tree for the art of pleaching, which is a form of topiary on a monstrous scale. This species withstands frequent shearing and is often planted into allees in Britain.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 35 to 45 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Well-proven tree for boulevards, parks and institutional landscapes. Nice shade tree for narrow suburban yards and for visually dividing closely placed multistory homes. The favorite form for alleys and pleached effects in the European style. In a windrow, hornbeam makes a fine large scale visual screen or windbreak.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Shade Tree, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Pine (Pinus); Red Maple (Acer Rubrum); Maidenhair (Ginkgo); Spruce (Picea); Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Corylus avellana 'Contorta'); Purple European Beech (Fagus)|
Provide deep, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring. Minimal pruning required in natural form; as a hedge, prune in winter while dormant.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8