WHY PLANT IT: Its slow growth and adaptability to pruning make it an ideal tree for training into a hedge or topiary. It is a survivor, requiring little care and withstanding drought, poor soils and heavy pollution.
WHERE: The hornbeam will grow well in full sun or light to deep shade. It is not fussy about soil as long as it is well-drained, and it will tolerate sandy and clay situations.
SIZE: It has a tight upright habit when young, but will eventually broaden to a mature size of 30 feet wide and 40 to 50 feet high.
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