Carpinus betulus

A graceful tree that is underutilised in Australian landscapes. The Hornbeam can develop a finely branched Carpinus_betulus_Heidecrown, which is densely foliated and forms a beautiful oval or vase shape in the landscape. Dense foliage turns attractive yellow in autumn.  The cultivar ‘Fastigiata’ is most often offered by nurseries.  Although tolerant of a range of soil types and extended dry periods, it prefers moist soils with good drainage to develop best specimens.

Good tree for urban landscapes. Useful species for screens and informal hedges.

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