European Hornbeam, Musclewood, Ironwood
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow to moderate - About 10' over a 10 year period.Mature Height - 40-60'Mature Width - 30-60'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious: Male catkins are yellow, female catkins are green, both are small and not ornamentally importantFruit - Ribbed nutlet, 0.25" long; maturing in September-October.Leaf - Fall Color - Yellow or yellowish green; fall color quite late.Bark - Slate gray.Other Features - Clean foliage. Excellent for screens, hedges, groupings, around large buildings, in malls, planter boxes. Creates dense shadePossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant in spring; tolerant of wide range of soil conditions, but prefers well-drained situations; performs best in full sun but will tolerate light to moderate shade; pruning is seldom required but withstands heavy pruning.Native Habitat - Europe, Asia Minor, southeast of England. Long cultivated.Diseases and Insects - none serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Hornbeam.- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.- Other plants of the genus Carpinus.- Other plants of the species Carpinus betulus.