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CARPINUS polyneura

Commonly known as Hornbeam

Reddish-purple new growth of willow-like appearance. Strongly veined leaves with long pinted tips

Not available until May 2021 -
£25.00 each

Delivery Information Not available until May 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Deciduous - narrowly lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • Height - 15m (50ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - medium to large tree with slender, pendulous shoots. Pendent, leafy-bracted racemes of fruitCrown becomes flat-topped with age
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - very attractive young shoots
  • Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, apids, coral spot
  • Place of origin - China
  • 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 - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile. Will not tolerate drought
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