Ornamental broadleaves tree. Perfect specimen tree in parks and gardens or alignment tree in streets. Bonsai. Valuable timber. In natural conditions the white truffle (Tuber magnatum) goes together with the black hornbeam.
Deciduous tree with wide crown. Growing up to 20m. Green, oval and serrated leaves turning yellow in autumn.
No need to prune. Transplant can be an issue. Wind resistant. It adapts to any soils prefering humid and non saline ones.
To obtain a more regular and faster germination stratify in hot the seeds for 60 days, and after, stratify in cold 5 months before the sowing. It is possible to use a sowing substrate for potting or soil from the garden together with a sowing substrate if the sowing is made directly into the garden. The substrate must be wet but not soggy until the germination is completed.