Carpinus betulus

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  • Trims well to form a very tight bushy plant.
  • Holds old leaves through winter dropping them when new spring growth emerges.
  • Grows well in containers.


  • Used mainly for hedges to screen from wind.
  • Used for pletching.
  • Best trimmed late summer to mid winter.

Growing Conditions

  • Full sun to partial shade.
  • Very wind and frost hardy.
  • Will cope with most soil conditions except water logged.


Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 1.5m
10 year old tree 6.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   Europe and Asia
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