'Fastigiata' can also be made into a hedge because it withstands shearing and heavy pruning. 0000004618 00000 n shoppingads_color_link = "008000"; These are well-behaved, long-lived, relatively small shade trees; make fine street or lawn trees. Deciduous tree. Seed establishment will occur on The American Hornbeam tree's Mature Height is 20-30 feet, Mature Spread is 20-30 feet, Mature Form is Wide spreading, Growth Rate is Slow, Sun Exposure is Full Sun to Full Shade, Soil Moisture is Moist to wet, Soil Type is Well drained, Flower Color is Inconspicuous, Foliage Color is Green, Fall Color is Scarlet, Zones is 3 - 9. 131 36 0000005366 00000 n 0000001035 00000 n 0000001814 00000 n 0000003758 00000 n H�|TMo�0��W�4HC�J���H�:�A���b�U�]���׏���]�"�L���G҅���f7��2I$(H�gRH)]H2p�J��>� European hornbeam is a deciduous tree growing 10’ in 10 years to 40-60’ in height at maturity. Its small size allows it to fit into tiny yards and under power lines. Fast. Rate of Growth. Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 35 to 45 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide. Seeds are mainly dispersed by birds. Growth rate is slow to moderate. Hornbeam wood is the hardest of any European trees. Slow growth rate, averaging 10 to 15 feet over 15 years. Av. %%EOF Mature Shape: Symmetrical canopy with a smooth outline; ovular dense crown. trailer American Hornbeam trees are also known by the common names of Musclewood, Ironwood, Blue Beech, and Water Beech trees. The Weeping European Hornbeam is a rare but delightful ornamental tree that will make a lovely accent in your landscape in all seasons. Plant in the spring. What Is a Hornbeam Hedge?. PJ��~���EZ��y��m�㳪�ﰘ/�*⿒���}�[iJ��fx�gv��n�����.�wK�F��M٣�R���c�5��������ТB��=��P�]���R,�h�bu�=X�. Like the American hornbeam, trunks have smooth gray bark and distinctive muscle-like fluting. Strongly upright and narrow. 0000060919 00000 n 0000008151 00000 n 0000052889 00000 n Betulaceae, the Birch family. Growth Rate: Slow. Very hard, tough wood. Growth Rate Trees are slow growing, averaging 8 to 10 feet over a 10 year period of time, and seldom live more than 150 years. shoppingads_color_text = "000000"; It is valued for its symmetrical growth and dense branching which makes it a good screen even in the winter. shoppingads_color_heading = "00A0E2"; Flower color: Yellow. shoppingads_color_border = "FFFFFF"; Hardiness. Average Growth rate: Medium – 30 – 60cm per annum; Trimming: Late Summer; How to plant Hornbeam hedges; Also Consider. It is not drought-tolerant. The leaves are light and easily cleaned up. endstream endobj 146 0 obj<>stream 0000012248 00000 n Introduction: Hornbeam is a deciduous tree, often confused with the common beech (Fagus sylvatica).It is native to the UK, namely, the South. In spring, the bright green pleated leave s emerge, soon covering the mound-shaped framework of branches from head to toe.In summer, the kids will discover the secret playspace underneath the domed canopy, quickly declaring it off-limits to adults. Pyramidal European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata') has a distinctly crisp outline that is good for screening, single specimen or groupings, and as an allée along a street - very versatile. Scientific name: Carpinus betulus. 0000025563 00000 n Family. Growth rate:Moderate. Has many horizontal or drooping branches. Size in ten years. The twigs are brown-grey and slightly hairy and the leaf buds are similar to beech, only shorter and slightly curved at the tips. Come winter, its blue-gray bark creates a beautiful contrast to the snow in northern climates.