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Carpinus japonica

£28.00

(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)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Catkins

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