Scientific Name: Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’
Nativity: Europe and Asia
The name “hornbeam” comes from the extremely hard wood characteristic of this speaks that will take a horn-like polish. It was historically used by Romans to make chariots and American pioneers to make yokes for oxen pairs on farms. This cultivar has obtained the British Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, which is an evaluation of a plant’s performance under specific growing conditions. It is known to attract birds during the fall when it fruits.
DBH: 7.4 inches