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CARPINUS cordata

Image of Carpinus cordata

Jesse Saylor

Family

Betulaceae

Botanical Name

CARPINUS cordata

Plant Common Name

Heartleaf Hornbeam

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Characteristics

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    2 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    20'-80' / 6.1m - 24.4m (40)

  • Width

    20'-40' / 6.1m - 12.2m (30)

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    Europe, Turkey

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Green, Orange Red

  • Fruit Color

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Orange Red

  • Bark Color

    Slate Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Shade Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No