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
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