Taxonomy

Carpinus betulus | Hornbeam | Crann sleamhain

Distribution

Status

Native status

Non-native

Species Biology

Identification

Flowers: April-May; catkins

Fruits: Clusters of winged nuts

Twigs & bark: Twigs brown/grey with sparse hairs; bark grey, smooth then flat ridges when mature

Habitat

Prefers base-poor sandy/loamy soils

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Planted in woodland, roadsides and amenity areas, naturalised in some places

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Long-lived tree

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