Because of its ability to regenerate after pruning, this popular deciduous tree is ideal for forming ‘Espalier’ and ‘Pleached’ trees. It has a very compact and closed crown with a strictly vertical trunk and smooth dark-grey bark. The leaves are a fresh green colour in spring, turn golden-yellow in the autumn and tend to remain on the tree all winter before falling. Leaves grow up to 8cm in length, are ovate and ribbed. Carpinus’ can be planted in sun to shade and in all soil types.
Ideal Conditions: Grows well in all soils
Maximum Height: 5 metres