Carpinus fangiana Hornbeam

Description: Carpinus fangiana is a rare and wonderful hornbeam named after Fang Wen-peri and only introduced in the last twenty years. It has large handsome leaves that are boldly ribbed and orange tinted when emerging in the spring. The very long pendulous fruiting catkins, persisting for several months, are a wonderful additional feature. 

History: SW Sichuan, China 1992. Introduced by Roy Lancaster.

Carpinus Growing Tips: Suitable grown in heavy, wet or chalky soils. Prefer to be planted in a full sun or partial shade position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Open space planting
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Wet tolerant

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