European Hornbeam | Carpinus betulus
This fine landscape tree is an excellent choice for use as a screen, hedge or an individual specimen. Best in full sun, it also tolerates light shade. The slender olive-brown stems have prominent lenticels. The mature bark is quite handsome, smooth, sinewy and steel gray.
Shape: Pyramidal in youth, oval at maturity
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Foliage: Yellowish-green