The European Hornbeam has many admirable qualities. The dense foliage is very clean, Showing no evidence of insect or disease damage. The bark on older specimens is a handsome gray and beautifully fluted. Although it can reach a height of 100 feet, more commonly this tree matures at 40 to 60 feet. One of the finest landscape trees, the European Hornbeam is widely used in Europe for roadside planting and hedges.