Pyramidal European Hornbeam

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Quick Overview

Pyramidal European Hornbeam is unique in its symmetrical and formal appearance. It is known for being particularly heat, drought, disease, and pest resistant. This tightly pyramidal tree with a strong form is best used in the landscape as an accent, for articulation, or as a tall hedge. Pyramidal Hornbeam is an excellent landscaping choice privacy situations.

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Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Pyramidal European Hornbeam is unique in its symmetrical and formal appearance. It is known for being particularly heat, drought, disease, and pest resistant. This tightly pyramidal tree with a strong form is best used in the landscape as an accent, for articulation, or as a tall hedge. Pyramidal Hornbeam is an excellent landscaping choice privacy situations. Pyramidal European Hornbeam has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. 

Where to put it:

Pyramidal European Hornbeam has a unique narrow and formal appearance which makes it a great choice for property lines, open spaces, areas that need a formal accent, in rows, or even in parkways. Because of its size, it should be planted at least 15ft from buildings. 

What it needs:

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions. 

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Hardiness Zone 5
Tree Type Shade
Size Range Medium Tree (25-40 feet)
Mature Height 35'
Mature Spread 25'
Shape Upright Oval, Narrow/Columnar, Pyramidal
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Yellow/Gold
Decorative Fruit None
Landscape Uses Hedge, Privacy/Screening
Growth Rate Moderate to Rapid
Plant Tolerance Very Tough and Adaptable
Standout Feature Narrow Shape, Very Tough, Nice Foliage and Fall Color