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CARPINUS japonica

Commonly known as Hornbeam

Wide branching and beautiful tree with corrugated leaves and prominent catkins
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£22.50 each

  • Deciduous - ovate to lance-shaped, doubly-toothed dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, deeply veined above and tapering to the points.
  • Height - 15m (49ft)
  • Spread - 20m (65ft)
  • Tree - small, spreading tree or large shrub with grey, fissured, scaly bark. Produces pendulous male catkins to 5cm (2in) long on old shoots. Fruiting clusters to 6cm (2½in) long consist of densely overlapping toothed bracts, green at first, turning brown.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for its attractive pendent racemes of fruit
  • Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, aphids, coral spot
  • Place of origin - Japan
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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