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CARPINUS betulus 'Monumentalis'
Common Hornbeam


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:: Betulaceae :: CARPINUS :: betulus :: 'Monumentalis'
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Main asset

Carpinus betulus 'Monumentalis' presents a small development with a very erect habit.

A tree that can be pruned to form compact hedges. The wood is left bare for only a very short period.

  • Uses: Aligment, medium and high pruned hedges, natural hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: egg-shaped
  • Height: 5 m x 3 m (80 ft x 65 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: March

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : grey
  • Foliage shape: ovate toothed
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: orange yellow
  • Flowers shape: catkins
  • Flowers colour: yellow


  • Soil type: likes clay, tolerates limestone soils but fears too acidic or dry locations.
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 20 °C (-4 °F - USDA zone 6b)