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Emerald Ave European hornbeam

Carpinus betulus 'JFS-KW1CB'

Description:
This broadly pyramidal tree has a strong central leader and a more open habit than other European hornbeams. Its excellent heat tolerance means it will maintain healthy green leaves through summer before they turn a rich gold in the fall.

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 6 feet

Mature Height: 40-45 feet

Mature Spread: 25-30 feet

Tree Shape: Broadly pyramidal

Where to Plant:
A great garden specimen or in a wide planting strip with no overhead wires. It will cast a dense, yet not overbearing shade. Could be used in groups for screening.

Leaves:
Dark green even into late summer. Golden fall color.

Flowers:
Long yellow-green catkins.

Fruit:
Small nutlets with three lobed bracts that are in drooping clusters.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun. Moist but well drained soil. Heat tolerant.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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