Carpinus japonica Hornbeam

Description: Carpinus japonica is a very beautiful, wide-spreading, small tree or large shrub with corrugated leaves appear burgundy before turning darker green. The conspicuous fruiting catkins turn purple brown with maturity. A very elegant, slow-growing and worthy small garden tree. Very hardy variety!

History: Introduced in Japan in 1985. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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) : 6m x 2m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Award-winning
  • Do not prune
  • Attractive bark
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Wet tolerant

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