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Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

More About Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

  • Narrow, slender growing habit with a columnar shape
  • Ovate, sharp-toothed, medium-green leaves
  • Foliage turns to a yellow-orange colour in the fall
  • Attractive, yellow or green catkins appear in early spring
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Zone:

5

Height:

5-8 m

Spread:

2-2 m

Colour:

Green
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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 for 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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Compact
Pyramidal
Columnar

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Orange

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Pyramidal European Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

Betula pendula 'Fastigiata'

Betula pendula 'Fastigiata'

Pyramidal European Birch