CARPINUS betulus 'Rockhampton Red'

Commonly known as Common hornbeam

Excellent autumn colour in fiery orange and red
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Unequally toothed leaves 7-12cm (3-5in) long, colouring in Sept-Oct.
  • Tree
    Smooth, fluted grey bark. Catkins in spring; male, yellow to 3cm (1in), female, greenish, to 12cm (5in) long
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CARPINUS betulus 'Rockhampton Red'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Found amongst common hornbeam seedlings. Wildlife plant - moth larva, birds. Leaves turn brown in November. Would make a rather exclusive hedge.
    Pests & Diseases
    Caterpillars, aphids, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Europe, Turkey, Ukraine. Garden origin. UK. Mount Pleasant Tree Nursery, Rockhampton, Glos. Geoff Locke.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Tolerant of full exposure to sea winds
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
    To rounded-broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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Carpinus - Growing Guide

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