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European Hornbeam
European Hornbeam

European Hornbeam

$74.99

The European hornbeam tree, or Carpinus betulus, is a deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It typically grows to a height of 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) and a width of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) at maturity. The tree has a dense, oval to round crown and a gray, smooth bark that becomes furrowed and ridged with age.

The leaves of the European hornbeam are small, oval-shaped, and have a serrated edge. They emerge in the spring as a vibrant green color, turn a rich green in the summer, and then take on shades of yellow and orange in the fall before dropping off.

In the late spring to early summer, the European hornbeam produces catkins, which are small, cylindrical flower clusters that hang down from the branches. These catkins are not showy, but they do provide a valuable source of pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinators.

The European hornbeam is a hardy and adaptable tree that tolerates a wide range of soil types and growing conditions. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade, but can also tolerate some shade. Because of its dense foliage and small size, it is often used as a hedge, screen, or as a specimen tree in a smaller garden or urban setting.

The European hornbeam tree, or Carpinus betulus, is a deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It typically grows to a height of 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) and a width of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) at maturity. The tree has a dense, oval to round crown and a gray, smooth bark that becomes furrowed and ridged with age.

The leaves of the European hornbeam are small, oval-shaped, and have a serrated edge. They emerge in the spring as a vibrant green color, turn a rich green in the summer, and then take on shades of yellow and orange in the fall before dropping off.

In the late spring to early summer, the European hornbeam produces catkins, which are small, cylindrical flower clusters that hang down from the branches. These catkins are not showy, but they do provide a valuable source of pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinators.

The European hornbeam is a hardy and adaptable tree that tolerates a wide range of soil types and growing conditions. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade, but can also tolerate some shade. Because of its dense foliage and small size, it is often used as a hedge, screen, or as a specimen tree in a smaller garden or urban setting.

Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.