Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Columnar European Hornbeam, Musclewood, Ironwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Moderate growth rate
Mature Height - 30-50'
Mature Width - 20-30'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious: Male catkins are yellow, female catkins are green, both are small and not ornamentally important
Fruit - Small nutlets appear in drooping 5" long clusters maturing September through October
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow-orange
Bark - The smooth gray bark has muscle-like fluting
Other Features - Develops a dense, formal, pyramidal outline becoming slightly more oval when mature. Excellent for screen in winter because of the dense, compact, close-knit nature of the ascending branches.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant in spring; tolerant of wide range of soil conditions, but prefers moist, 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 - Introduced in 1883
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.