Trees and Shrubs forum: Beeches and hornbeams

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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Aug 27, 2018 3:28 PM CST
Simple: show me photos of your beech (Fagus) and hornbeam (Carpinus) trees, either your own or ones that you know of.

Rules: preferably (near) adult sized trees and confirmed species/cultivar.

I'm on a lookout to plant someof my own, but can't decide
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 28, 2018 4:24 PM CST
I have american hop hornbeam, and they're positively gorgeous... and... the ones that were cut down before I got here produce beautiful shovel handles...
But, being in europe, why wouldn't you go with something native?
Hop hornbeam is a very slow growing tree, and kinda uncommon.
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Sep 9, 2018 12:54 PM CST
We only have one native beech (Fagus sylvatica) and hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) - with cultivars ofcourse - but they grow both too big and I'd like to see different things.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Oct 23, 2018 6:48 AM CST
i have a carpunius- blue beech


https://youtu.be/C9iIwwmwQL4




they get big, 30 feet or so. but not gigantic. i find them to be fast growing in the early years.
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Oct 29, 2018 2:44 PM CST
at Arboretum in Seattle, I don't know how old.
People included for scale

Carpinus japonica:
Thumb of 2018-10-29/Pistil/2803f6

Carpinus laxiflora:
Thumb of 2018-10-29/Pistil/0a1f20

Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Oct 29, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Also I have always loved the American Hophornbeam, a small tree which should be perfect for your region. They are very healthy and sturdy. Not Carpinus, though.

http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/ho...
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Nov 23, 2018 5:17 PM CST
Pistil said:at Arboretum in Seattle, I don't know how old.
People included for scale

Carpinus japonica:
Thumb of 2018-10-29/Pistil/2803f6

Carpinus laxiflora:
Thumb of 2018-10-29/Pistil/0a1f20



That's exactly what I'm looking for!

And yes I've discovered Ostrya as another potential genus to plant ^^
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Nov 23, 2018 5:44 PM CST
Make sure to let us know with a photo once you have decided and planted. I just planted a Smokebush 'Royal Purple' which in my climate I expect to ultimately get about 20-25 feet tall (7-8 meters). I saw one in a nursery last month with the most outrageously red autumn leaves. It is replacing a Corkscrew Hazel. In my region they all recently got a disease and it was dying. it was really old and was about 25 feet tall. I will miss it but is did not have any fall color.
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Nov 23, 2018 10:03 PM CST
If you're looking for something smaller how about the "Dawyck" cultivar of common beech? RHS Harlow Carr in the UK has a superb specimen.

Golden Columnar European Beach (Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold')
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Irises Lilies Hostas Ferns Composter Region: Belgium
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Arico
Nov 25, 2018 8:13 AM CST
kniphofia said:If you're looking for something smaller how about the "Dawyck" cultivar of common beech? RHS Harlow Carr in the UK has a superb specimen.

Golden Columnar European Beach (Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Gold')


Hey Sue! I think I've already come across every possible Fagus sylvatica cultivar there is; ten times Sticking tongue out I don't like upright cultivars so I'm avoiding those.

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