Columnar European Hornbeam, Musclewood, Ironwood
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Moderate growth rateMature 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 importantFruit - Small nutlets appear in drooping 5" long clusters maturing September through OctoberLeaf - Fall Color - Yellow-orangeBark - The smooth gray bark has muscle-like flutingOther 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 1883Diseases 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.