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European Hop Hornbeam

Ostrya carpinifolia

Also known as

Hop-Hornbeam

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

20m

10m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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European Hop Hornbeam Overview

This species is a compact tree about 18m with a conical crown. It has toothed, dark green leaves, they will turn clear yellow before falling and look very attractive against the smooth grey bark of its trunk. The pendent fruiting catkins are cream-yellow about 5cm long.

How to propagate European Hop Hornbeam

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of European Hop Hornbeam

Grown for their foliage, catkins and fruits. can be grown in large gardens