Carpinus ‘Rockhampton Red’ ® Carpinus

Carpinus

Description: Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' has the same growth rate and habit as Carpinus betulus. In the autumn the leaves transform into a spectacular display of bright reds and intense fiery oranges, these colours normally persist until mid-late November when the leaves turn brown. A high proportion of the brown leaves remain on the tree until the following spring. Geoff Locke discovered this unique cultivar of the native Carpinus betulus at the nursery in Rockhampton.

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 4m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Suitable for hedging
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Can be hard pruned

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