Carpinus betulus 'Cornerstone' (multi-stem)

Cornerstone European Hornbeam

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree, Ornamental | Size: Medium | Hardiness Zones: 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Yellow | Growth Rate: Slow | Adaptability: Alkaline Soil Tolerant
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For years we have sold ‘Cornerstone’ as a standard form and we are excited to release this first ever group of multi-stem trees. Cornerstone European Hornbeam will become round-headed over time. This round shape is refreshing among the European clones. Also, the handsome leaves are darker green than other types. Like its sister tree 'Brownstone,' the parent tree was originally grown from seed collected by the National Arboretum. The final selection was made by renowned researcher, Will Corley, in Middle Georgia and it exhibits the best heat tolerance of the species. Carpinus betulus ‘Cornerstone’ is another introduction, exclusive to Bold Spring Nursery.

Category: Medium screening or ornamental tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 8
Foliage: Dark green; appear earlier than 'Fastigiata'
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit: Small brown nutlet
Bark: Smooth, steel gray and fluted
Texture: Medium
Shape: Round - a new variation for the landscape!
Mature Size: 30' tall by 25' wide
Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
Adaptability: Carpinus betulus 'Cornerstone' has superior heat tolerance
Native Habitat: Europe