Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Trees

Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus
Crann sleamhain
Family: Corylaceae

Flowering April - May. Deciduous. Introduced.

Greenish-yellow male catkins, smaller female catkins. Clusters of pendant fruit, turn brown in November. Leaves pointed, +/- pleated, sharp-toothed. Turn yellow in autumn. Smooth silver-grey bark striped brown, vertically ridged. Hard, fine-grained wood. To 25m.

Frequently planted in woods, amenity areas, roadsides, occasionally naturalised.

Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus      

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