Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ | Hornbeam

Fagus sylvatica ‘Asplenifolia’ also known as the Fern Beech is notable for its graceful irregularly deeply incised leaves. In September, 1-2 cm long edible nuts appear on the tree.


Available in size:

10-12 cm, 12-14 cm, 14-16 cm, 16-18 cm, 18-20 cm, 20-25 cm, 25-30 cm, 30-35 cm

Available in size:

Concrete tree, High-stem


Large gardens, Solitary, Squares and parks

Growing conditions:

(Semi-)shade, Dry (sandy) soil, Normal bottom, Sunny

Adult height:

First size trees 12+ m


humus-rich, permeable to water, Tolerates a high water table poorly


inconspicuous bloom


1-2 cm long edible nuts (September)

Environmental factors:

later in life does require pruning to keep the tree narrow, moderately wind resistant

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