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Plant Details

Carpinus x ‘Shelby’

Skylark™ Hornbeam Tree
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 25 feet , Maximum 35 feet
Width: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 15 feet
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Carpinus x ‘Shelby’ Skylark™ resulted from an effort to breed a more cold-hardy fastigiate hornbeam. It has a relatively narrow upright form, a compact habit, and deep green serrated foliage. With age, the bark becomes more attractive with a fluted character. Skylark is superior to the common C. betulus ‘Fastigiata’ because it maintains its columnar form, whereas; ‘Fastigiata’ becomes wide spreading with age - not at all columnar in outline. Skylark has no apparent disease or major insect pest issues and is also more widely adapted in cold winter climates. Its prominent mycorrhizal roots help it remain attractive and growing well during dry summers with little or no irrigation. Hybridized by Dr. Harold Pellett, former professor at University of Minnesota, a cross between Carpinus caroliniana x Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’.

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Chrishaven Trees Burlington, WA Email now 360-757-8996 BB: 1
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  • Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-585-9835 Liner: 2
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