Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Common name: 
Pyramidal European Hornbeam
Pronunciation: 
kar-PI-nus BET-u-lus
Family: 
Betulaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, 30-50 ft (9-15 m), initially columnar but soon becoming oval-vase shaped, very symmetrical, no central leader.  Leaves evenly distributed, has a sheared look.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     Introduced before 1883.  The most common cultivar of C. betulus.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: along Orchard Ave. on the north side of the parking lot north of Bates Hall.
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  • plant habit, young to old

    plant habit, young to old

  • plant habit and branches

    plant habit and branches

  • leaves

    leaves

  • plant habit, fall and early spring

    plant habit, fall and early spring

  • leaves, fall

    leaves, fall

  • trunk, bark

    trunk, bark