This Hornbeam grows into a pyramidal-to-triangular shaped tree, with a spread of up to 10m in the middle section. These trees grow well in most soils, making it a useful plant for when you have poorer conditions. It has green leaves with a distinctive corrugated surface, which turn a golden-yellow in autumn and tend to remain on the tree all winter before falling. This tree was first introduced to Britain about a century ago and has proved itself to be very hardy. This tree was given the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.
Ideal Conditions: Grows well in most soil
Maximum Height: 15 metres