Carpinus betulus ‘Lucas’ | Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus ‘Lucas’ is similar to ‘Frans Fontaine’, but with slightly thicker twigs. The foliage of this columnar form is dark green retaining withered leaves in winter. Can withstand weather conditions very well.



Large gardens, Small gardens, Squares and parks, Streets, Trees in containers, Trees on roofs

Growing conditions:

(Semi-)shade, Dry (sandy) soil, Endures reasonable hardening, Moist (clay) soil, Normal bottom, Sunny, Windproof

Growth habit:

Columnar, Feathered

Adult height:

Second size trees 6-12 m


endures hardening, low soil requirements, preference for well-drained soil


green inconspicuous catkins


enclosed in a three-lobed spathe, in bunches

Environmental factors:

highly wind resistant

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