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Hornbeam

( Carpinus betulus )

Available individually or as part of XfrogPlants Europe 1

The Hornbeam is a humble but sometimes majestic rural tree. Once common in Europe's mixed broadleaf forests (with English Oak, Sweet Chestnut, European Beech and Hazel), it is much less diffused today. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Hornbeam became a high-society fashionable tree for decoration of villas' boulevards.

 

Origin: Central and Eastern Europe (Germany to Italy and Balkans)
Environment: mixed forests, up to 1.000 m; on fresh, fertile soil
Climate: temperate

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