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Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Common or European Hornbeam, Pyramidal
Height: 40 feet
Spread: 25 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Common Hornbeam
A tightly pyramidal tree with a strong form; best used in the landscape as an accent, for articulation, or as a tall hedge or alee tree; excellent landscaping choice for special applications
Pyramidal European Hornbeam is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Pyramidal European Hornbeam is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Pyramidal European Hornbeam is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
- Mass Planting