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Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus
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Common Name: Hornbeam

Plant Family: Corylaceae

Planting Style:  woodland
Position/ Situation:  Dry Shade
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Full Shade
Flower Colour:  Yellow
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  tall (over 12 feet)
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Heavy/Clay
Soil PH:  No preference
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus
Native to British Isles:  Yes

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Our native Hornbeam has green oval leaves which turn yellow in autumn and are retained though the winter. Green catkins appear from late spring to autumn. Will tolerate shade and heavy moist soils and makes a good windbreaking hedge.