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CARPINUS kawakamii

Commonly known as Hornbeam

Small tree in cultivation. Serrated leaves and long catkins
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  • Deciduous - ovate to lance-shaped, saw-toothed leaves to 5cm (2in) long with conspicuous veins, reported to remain on tree into winter
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Tree - pendent catkins to 6cm (2½in) long followed by nutlet fruits
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - caterpillars, aphids, coral spot
  • Place of origin - China (Fujian), Taiwan
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
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Carpinus - Growing Guide

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