CARPINUS polyneura

Commonly known as Hornbeam

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

CARPINUS polyneura

 

 

  • 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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Carpinus - Growing Guide

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