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common hornbeam

Botanical Name:
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Plant Description:
Tall, narrow growing deciduous tree becoming more oval with age. Very tolerant of many different soil types and tolerant of drought. White flowers are very inconspicous. Most attractive characterisitcs are the silvery-grey bark and the deep-green ribbed leaves. Great choice for street trees and other urban uses. Wood is very hard.
Plant Family:
Betulaceae
USDA Hardiness Zones:
4 to 8
Mature Size:
40' tall x 30' wide
Plant Type:
Deciduous Tree
Light Requirement:
Sun
Water Requirement:
3 - Low
Utah Native:
No
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