European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

This tree is native to England and is also grown in parts of the United States as a landscape tree. It grows 15-25 m tall with a crooked trunk and dense foliage, which can be trimmed to make tall hedges or topiaries.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing to about 12-18 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Presence in US:
DC KY MD NY