Fact Sheet: European Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus

🇮🇹 Carpino comune, carpino bianco

🇫🇷 Charme, charmille

Plant group: Woody plant / shrub

Subgroup: Broadleaf / shrub

Family: Betulaceae


Native to: CH, DE, AT

Originates in: Europe, North Africa, Middle East

Habitus: tree, often multi-stemmed, crown broad and egg shaped

Height: 10.00 - 15.00 m

Inside / outside: perennial outdoors


Flower: yellow

Flowering period: April to June

Fruit colour: yellow, brown / beige / grey

Fruit season: October to November

Scion / trunk: brown / grey, green, red / orange

Leaf shape: egg-shaped

Leaf margin: serrated

Leaf arrangement: decussate

Foliage: deciduous