Columnar Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus ‘fastigiata’

SIZE & GROWTH RATE

Average Growth Rate is Slow
Mature Size 40' Tall x 20' Wide

LIGHT NEEDS

Filtered to full sun

DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREEN

Deciduous

FLOWER DESCRIPTION

Flowers:white, inconspicuous and not showy Color:White


The 1.5 to 3.5-inch-long leaves are dark green through the summer, fading to yellow in the fall. The smooth, grey, rippling bark shields the extremely hard, strong wood. This wood is so solid it was reportedly used by the ancient Romans to make chariots, as well as being used by the American pioneers to make yokes for their oxen.

Carpinus betulus ‘fastigiata’

SIZE & GROWTH RATE

Average Growth Rate is Slow
Mature Size 40' Tall x 20' Wide

LIGHT NEEDS

Filtered to full sun

DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREEN

Deciduous

FLOWER DESCRIPTION

Flowers:white, inconspicuous and not showy Color:White