European Hornbeam, Hornbeam Carpinus betulus - Carpinus caucasica

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Botanical Name:

Carpinus betulus dry seed







Common Name:

European Hornbeam, Hornbeam

45 - 75 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Carpinus betulus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1/8" deep, mulch the seed bed, keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* "One of the very finest small landscape trees" (Dirr)
* This species should find a place of prominence in the garden. more...
* The hornbeam is a prolific seeder and is marked by vigorous natural regeneration.
* Carpinus betulus is a shade-loving tree, which prefers moderate soil fertility and moisture.
* Plants can be grown as a medium to tall hedge, they retain their dead leaves throughout the winter if clipped at least once a year in late summer.
* The wood is heavy, close grained, hard, very tough, very durable. Used for flooring, cogs, tools, piano mechanisms etc. A good fuel. more...
* Carpinus betulus is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for planting in gardens and parks.
* Because it stands up well to cutting back and has dense foliage, it has been much used as tall hedges and for topiary. more...