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Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

More About Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

  • Narrow, slender growing habit with a columnar shape
  • Ovate, sharply-toothed, medium green leaves
  • Foliage turns a yellow-orange colour in fall
  • Attractive yellow or green catkins appear in early spring

Zone:

5

Height:

5-8 m

Spread:

2-2.5 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Lucas Pyramidal Hornbeam Growing and Maintenance Tips

The narrow growth habit of this cultivar allows it to be shaped into hedges, arches or topiary. It will also tolerate urban conditions and drought, making it a good selection for street boulevards.


Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Pyramidal
Columnar
Compact

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Orange

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening/privacy

Soil Moisture

Well Drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Suitable Substitutions for Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Frans Fontaine Hornbeam
(Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine')
Pyramidal European Hornbeam Pyramidal European Hornbeam
(Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata')