AWARD

CARPINUS japonica

Commonly known as Hornbeam

Wide branching and beautiful tree with corrugated leaves and prominent catkins
Further Reading....
  • 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

CARPINUS japonica

 
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  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Double Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (65ft)
 

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