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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.

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CARPINUS betulus   AWARD

CARPINUS betulus  >


Commonly known as: Common hornbeam.
 
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Pot grown individually £8.50 each , 10+ £7.00 each 
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CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'  AWARD

CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'  >


Commonly known as: Common hornbeam.
Upright columnar growing form
 
Whip £25.00 each 
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CARPINUS betulus 'Rockhampton Red'

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Commonly known as: Common hornbeam.
Excellent autumn colour in fiery orange and red
 
£25.00 each 
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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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CARPINUS japonica   AWARD

CARPINUS japonica  >


Commonly known as: Hornbeam.
Wide branching and beautiful tree with corrugated leaves and prominent catkins
 
£25.00 each 
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021 - Despatch will be anytime during November or December as stock becomes available. Bareroot hedging and roses can be delayed by unfavourable weather conditions.

CARPINUS kawakamii

CARPINUS kawakamii  >


Commonly known as: Hornbeam.
Small tree in cultivation. Serrated leaves and long catkins
 
£25.00 each 
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CARPINUS polyneura

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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