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Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Carpinus
                        Specie: betulus

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Gray fluted trunk; pointed leaves turn yellow or orange in autumn; yellow catkins in spring

Uses: Autumn color Winter silhouette Woodland gardens Hedge

Zones: 5-9

Description: The common hornbeam grows in woods throughout Turkey and across Europe as far as southeastern England. It grows into a rounded tree up to 80 ft (24 m) tall with a gray fluted trunk. The pointed oval leaves are up to 4 in (10 cm) long with serrated margins

Growth Habit: Broad round-domed habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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