Carpinus japonica - hop-like catkins
  • Carpinus japonica - hop-like catkins
  • Carpinus japonica - leaves in early summer

Carpinus japonica

£48.00

(Japanese Hornbeam) Unusual and decorative species of hornbeam native to Japan, Carpinus japonica is known for producing stunning catkins when established, hop-like and quite persistent in autumn.

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Unusual and decorative species of hornbeam native to Japan, Carpinus japonica is known for producing stunning catkins when established, hop-like and quite persistent in autumn. The leaves are narrow with deeply impressed veins and the young growth in spring and early summer is a most attractive burgundy colour before turning darker green later in the year.

A splendid ornamental tree suitable for larger gardens, woodland areas and even parkland planting.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil. Carpinus japonica is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Small to medium sized tree with an attractive, branching habit.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft)
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Not Fussy
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Catkins