Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' - columnar, upright established tree in summer
  • Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' - autumn colour developing
  • Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' - columnar, upright established tree in summer

Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

£35.00

(Fastigiate Hornbeam) A new selection, Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' is a very narrow and upright small or eventually medium sized tree with dark green summer leaves and yellow/orange autumn colour once established.

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A new selection, Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' is a very narrow and upright small or eventually medium sized tree with dark green summer leaves and yellow/orange autumn colour once established. It seems to have a slightly more compact habit than the similar Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'.

The very narrow habit makes Carpinus 'Lucas' suitable for even the smallest of gardens and also for growing as an avenue tree! Excellent for narrow screening as densely branching once established.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil. Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Carpinus betulus 'Lucas' grows to be a medium sized tree with an exceptionally narrow habit.
    • Height: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft)
    • Spread: 2 - 3 m (6 - 10 ft)
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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium, Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Alkaline, Site: Windy, Soil: Damp/Wet, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Acid, Soil: Dry/Sandy
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Honey Fungus Resistant, Habit - Narrow, Suitable for Containers