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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

CARPINUS

Commonly known as Hornbeam

Attractive specimen trees. Hardier than beech and tolerates wet soil much better.

Hornbeams yield very hard timber which is difficult to work. Long-lasting items such as tool handles, coach wheels, shoe lasts and gear pegs for windmills have been worked from this "ironwood".

Genus of about 40 species of deciduous trees from woodland in Europe, Asia and North America.

The UK native C. betulus, most common in the southeast, and rare in Scotland and Ireland, is favoured by the elusive hawfinch which is fond of the seeds which fall from October.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - alternate, prominently-veined, toothed leaves.
  • Tree - grown for its elegant habit, ornamental foliage, autumn colour and pendent racemes of fruit. Male and female catkins on same tree in spring.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - attractive specimen trees and excellent for hedging.
  • Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, aphids, coral spot.
  • Place of origin - Europe, Asia, North America.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -

Buy Varieties of CARPINUS

CARPINUS betulus   AWARD

CARPINUS betulus  >


Commonly known as: Common hornbeam.
Multibuy
Pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £7.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'  AWARD

CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'  >


Commonly known as: Common hornbeam.
Upright columnar growing form
Whip £25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CARPINUS fangiana

CARPINUS fangiana  >


Commonly known as: Fang's hornbeam.
Perhaps the most striking and unusual of all hornbeams which is a serious 'must have' for any collector. Bronze young leaves and long clusters of fruits with toothed bracts
Grafted £27.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

CARPINUS japonica   AWARD

CARPINUS japonica  >


Commonly known as: Hornbeam.
Wide branching and beautiful tree with corrugated leaves and prominent catkins
£22.50 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

CARPINUS kawakamii

CARPINUS kawakamii  >


Commonly known as: Hornbeam.
Small tree in cultivation. Serrated leaves and long catkins
£25.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

 

CARPINUS polyneura  >


Commonly known as: Hornbeam.
Reddish-purple new growth of willow-like appearance. Strongly veined leaves with long pinted tips
£25.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

CARPINUS turczaninowii

CARPINUS turczaninowii  >


Commonly known as: Hornbeam.
A shrubby tree with bright red new leaves. An attractive and rare species with good autumn colour
£25.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

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